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Old June 19th, 2002, 09:16 AM
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Default Is it disembarkation or debarkation?

I've seen it both ways. Is it interchangeable?

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Old June 19th, 2002, 09:26 AM
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Great question that hundreds guess at. If leaving the ship is "disembarkation" then it follows that boarding should be properly called "disdebarkation". You embark or you debark. The only thing nautical about the cruise industry is that it goes through the water pointy end first. And no.....you didn't hit a nerve.
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Old June 19th, 2002, 10:11 AM
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Hi, Thomas ...

They are used interchangeably ... and I agree with Don on the usage.

Some people just like fancier words, I guess. Sort of like "medication" instead of "medicine."

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Old June 19th, 2002, 11:01 AM
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Yes, Pamda............you're right about the fancier words. The one that kills me is methodology instead of method. As in, "What methodology did you use to book that cruise?"

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Old June 19th, 2002, 11:12 AM
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Thomas ...

As a professional writer, I eschew those fancy words. I would just say, "How'd you do it?"

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Old June 20th, 2002, 07:29 AM
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My cohort would say, "I utilized an electronic communication apparatus to verbalize personal preferences to a voyage consultant."

Instead of, " I called the TA!"

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Old June 20th, 2002, 10:17 AM
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You make a good case for good, solid, honest, understandable obscenity.
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Many years ago the NBC correspondent Edwin Newman, in a wonderful book called "A Civil Tongue," contended that pretense in language stems mostly from two parts of society: government and education. Not that others aren't guilty of it, but he made an effective case that lots of it starts in those two places.

If he were to write his book today I have a hunch he'd add the tech sector to the list. Not much plain speaking seems to come from that quarter either, where all the SAT scores seem to be 800 math and 300 verbal.

Well, antidisirregardless of all that, I think people should express themselves concisely.

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Old June 26th, 2002, 10:59 AM
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After more than thirty years in government and nearly ten years in graduate level education, I'm surprised I can express myself at all. Back to the original question; you embark or you debark, period.
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Old June 27th, 2002, 11:01 AM
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Well, Webster's unabridged defines debark as disembark., so you're obviously on solid ground when you debark, even if you do work for the government.

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