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Is the term "expedition" grossly overused?

Discussion in 'Liveaboards and Charter Boats' started by nippurmagnum, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. aldertyler

    aldertyler Angel Fish

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    Oops. Aviyes beat me to it.
     
  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    I always looked at an expedition as a journey into the unknown, where ones return is not guaranteed. Not something I would sign up fo if I wanted a dive vacation, even if it was educational.



    Bob
     
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  3. Jcp2

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    An expedition to me may be routine for others in the sense of familiarity and comfort.
     
  4. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    The expedition is that they get more money out of your wallet. You can charge more when you use those fancy $2 words.
     
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  5. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Nassau Grouper

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    Indeed. A lot of people describe the 5-day liveaboard trips to Guadalupe Island as "expeditions." The cost of the "expedition" is $3.500. You are essentially guaranteed to see great whites. The route taken is always the same. The sharks seen on the "expeditions" have been catalogued to such an extent that it's a rare day when someone spots a previously unseen shark. Your chances of making it back alive (unless you have a heart attack at the breakfast buffet) are essentially 100 percent. I would described that as "going on a boat" more than "an expedition."
     
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  6. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    According to the TV show "Expedition Unknown" (or Butt-Wipe Unknown) an "Expediton" is any inane lark that you can make money on simply by calling it an Expedition....
     
  7. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

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    When my wife asks why I make such a big production out of going to the grocery store... This is why... It’s an expedition into the unknown, from which I may not return...
     
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  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    I've heard things about North Florida, I'll assign them more credibility now, I had assumed it was hyperbole.


    Bob
     
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  9. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Lots of things have multiple terms for the same thing. So what. It part of the joy of speaking English. When writing it is often considered good style to not keep repeating the same words over and over. A difference from some other languages.

    "I went to the grocery. While in that establishment I picked up some hotdogs. Upon leaving the store I was attacked by a pack of hot dogs wanting my wieners."
     
  10. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Loggerhead Turtle

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    It's so overused they used it to name a big typically unnecessary vehicle here in the US of A
     

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