Sunday, November 20, 2011

What Do You Call It?

For years I have worked with this type of shovel. I have also been around people from all corners of the earth who have done the same.
I have heard this shovel called many names, but there is only one I use.

When I tell someone to "Go get the ______ out of the truck", I always get a funny look and then I think, they must not be from around here so I will use another name for it.

What do you call this shovel?

I want to see how many people call it the same as I do.    

27 comments:

  1. jambaloney says it is a thin-gardening spade...his gramma used to have one.

    not a very sexy name. i was thinking more along the lines of "Thor's Tomahawk" - cuz we all know that he had one - teeheehee!

    allright - you can tell i'm tired. audi!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  2. We call it a trenching shovel.

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  3. In the ozarks we call it a sharpshooter

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  4. my grandma called it a spade, she would use it to dig... yeah, trenches.. around her veggies etc.

    now that you guys mention it, i will pick one up, i have a TON of trenches to dig... thanks MDR for the pic and Jane and Stephen, for ringing the bell!!

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  6. For some reason a Bill-dukie comes to mind.
    How Ya Doin MR Redneck? Hanging in here..
    God Bless.

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  7. dang typos, LOL it's a trenching or post hole shovel. it gets the most use around here for either digging up or planting trees. Perfect for digging water line trench, drainage, corner post holes in spots you can't get the tractor etc

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  8. I've heard it called a tile spade back in Nebraska. In Colorado we call it the sharpshooter.

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  9. Texan kid with Oregonian folks = "clam digger"

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  10. We call it a sharpshooter, and I've been keeping an eye out for one lately at garage sales and such.

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  11. I too have heard it called a sharpshooter but I call it the skinny shovel. LOL when I can't find the darn thing I will say to honeyman, "have you seen the skinny shovel" ... he knows the one I mean :O)

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  12. oh Anonymous - you should get the prize - it would make an awesome clam-digger. and we always use a forked-shovel. i vote for Anonymous to win the prize!

    (although i do think Thor's Tomahawk should get an honourable mention!)

    your friend,
    kymber

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  13. I have always called it a bill dookie

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  14. I have seen it called a Tile Spade and a Trenching Shovel. We always used to to transplant shrubs, it was good for cutting roots way up under the trees and shrubs

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  15. I have always called it a sharpshooter.

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  16. I've always called it a hotshot, which I guess is probably derived from someone calling it a sharpshooter? It's my favorite shovel because it can maneuver tight spaces and I can take 'little bites' ...easier on the back.

    : )

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  17. Here in the UK I guess it would be a spade but it looks like something you would use in an Irish bog to dig peat, a peat spade, maybe!?

    Sarah

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  18. My dad called it a "clam gun." I think it is also called a Number 2 pointed shovel. But we used it for clam digging in Alaska.

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  19. I'd have to go with Texan's answer, Skinny Shovel.

    That being said I believe I have heard it called a sharpshooter and a trench shovel. I would simply call it skinny. That is so much easier if you ask me.

    I have a regular shovel
    I have a flat shovel
    But I don't have a skinny shovel.
    Yet.

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  20. My grandfather called it a spud spade. For digging up tators

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  21. A post hole shovel or small trench shovel? ???

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  22. Thank you to everyone for your comments. I will post about this shovel and the results on the blog.

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