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View Poll Results: Cut the grass or mow the lawn?
Cut the grass 20 41.67%
Mow the lawn 21 43.75%
Something else 3 6.25%
Neither, donít have a lawn 4 8.33%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2019, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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We just say, "I'm going out to mow." There's nothing else we mow except grass.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: CA
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Born and raised in CA, and we "cut the grass".
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I thought it’s cut the grass. Lawn refers to something larger.
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: NC
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I always cut or mow whatever is growing. On my farm it included grass, clover, and a plethora of weedy dicots. That made it not just grass per se. So mow the lawn would have been most appropriate but I always called it mowing the grass since lawn seemed a little grand.
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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agree with rrah.
Mow.
Period.
mow what is there.
grass, lawn, weeds, whatever.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Bingo!

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Originally Posted by RocketDawg View Post
I saw "mow the lawn". But there's a subtle difference in the two sayings (or maybe it's distinct) ... lawn implies finer, well kept as opposed to just mowing whatever's there. It's a matter of quality.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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When you go buy the piece of equipment to do this job, do you buy a grass cutter or do you buy a lawn mower?
I mow my lawn.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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THIS Atlanta native has ALWAYS, "Cut the grass" before he enjoys his icy "Co-Cola" ;0)
Clayton, I don't know about an Atlanta native, but here in western Kentucky I mow the lawn (like in another post, that's why you buy a "lawn mower.), then I enjoy my ice cold coke. But that "coke" could be in a can or bottle marked "Pepsi", Dr. Pepper", "RC" or several other names. lol
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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I was born in the midwest, but raised from age 3 in upstate NY. I "mow the lawn".

My father, a midwest native, who puts a "r" in wash ( he says "waRsh", and drinks "pop", and watches "Rassling"[wrestling]), say he " cuts the grass".

I always felt "cut the grass" was so low class, but "mow the lawn " sounds more educated and higher class.

But i suppose it doesnt matter.

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Old 04-06-2019, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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From Upstate NY and we always mowed the yard.

My husband is from Detroit, MI and interchangeably uses mow the lawn/cut the grass.
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