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Old April 9th, 2003, 12:11 PM
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Default Which is correct?

"Debarkation" or "disembarkation"?

They're both in the dictionary.

Which do you use?

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Old April 9th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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Hi: Dismebarkation...until you have to much to drink.
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Old April 9th, 2003, 12:57 PM
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as far as im concerned its getting on and getting off

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I'd really rather not do either!
I'd vote for debarkation.....not sure why though.
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Old April 9th, 2003, 01:37 PM
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According to Miriam Webster - One entry found for disembark.
Main Entry: dis·em·bark
Pronunciation: "di-s&m-'bärk
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle French desembarquer, from des- dis- + embarquer to embark
Date: 1582
transitive senses : to remove to shore from a ship
intransitive senses
1 : to go ashore out of a ship
2 : to get out of a vehicle or craft
- dis·em·bar·ka·tion /(")di-"sem-"bär-'kA-sh&n, -b&r-/ noun
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One entry found for debark.

Main Entry: 1de·bark
Pronunciation: di-'bärk, dE-
Function: verb
Etymology: French debarquer, from de- + barque bark (ship)
Date: 1654
: DISEMBARK
- de·bar·ka·tion /"dE-"bär-'kA-sh&n/ noun

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Old April 9th, 2003, 01:46 PM
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That's where I looked too, Carole - and they both seem to mean the same thing. They're probably both correct - just wondering which word is in more common usage.

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Old April 9th, 2003, 02:13 PM
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The first one actually gives the definition, and the second one, basically means Ship.
debarquer, from de- + barque bark (ship)

I would go with the first one. That is also the only one I have ever heard the crew use. :O)

(Michelle, are you getting the nervous jitters yet?) That wedding will be a grand one with such a beautiful bride.



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"Woof" - enough said???
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I'm with you..ON&OFF BG
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Old April 9th, 2003, 02:32 PM
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LisaK - "Woof" - enough said???
What does that mean?

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Old April 9th, 2003, 07:36 PM
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Just to be different, ingress and egress!
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I'm with you, Lisa. I always thought debarkation was a throat operation on a dog.

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... Jay and Karen, that reminds me of a P. T. Barnum story... attendance to his museum was low, so he advertised a new attraction: "Come see the great Egress!" People flocked to the museum, and at every corner there were signs saying the Egress was this way... almost there... then they would arrive at the exit!

No jitters yet Carole. It's still a bit far away, although the time seems to be flying by; I can't believe it's April already! I'm busy immersing myself in information about flowers, cakes, catering, invitations, and music. Sadly, my parents (who hold the pursestrings) have decided that it will be a small, family wedding, so unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to invite any cruisemates. But I'll try to change their minds.

All the planning, along with closing on my new house and moving in two weeks, and I don't have time to be nervous!

Have a great day.

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Old April 10th, 2003, 10:32 AM
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I always thought "debark" was something you did to a dog. As for the ship, it's "on & off" to me!

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Debark- I would think is the verb
disembarkation - I would think is the process of debarking? short of pulling the tongue out of my dog (:now mind you I love my dog and I would never "debark" her!) But have been known to "enable" her disembarking from my bed....with the word "OFF"

Ok I am being silly, couldn't resist!

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"EMbark" is a verb.

Its clear appositional is "DEbark."

It's one of those words that's gotten into the common argot -- sorta like "medication" for "medicine."

Me, I use "debark" ... it seems like "disembarking" would be going up the gangplank and then walking down it backwards.
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Pamda is too smart for me!

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I'm not to smart for anyone. I just make my living as a wordsmith.
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