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« on: Jan 17th, 2014, 10:15pm »
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Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo? Roll Eyes Smiley
 
Strange but it's true..
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 9:57pm »
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The same reason that when you sleep it's called drool, and when you're awake it's called spit.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: May 3rd, 2014, 6:23pm »
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And how come your nose can run and your feet can smell?
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« Reply #3 on: May 3rd, 2014, 7:23pm »
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Probably for the same reason that we park our cars in a driveway and we drive our cars on a parkway ...
 
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for the same reason that even though multiple mouses are mice and multiple louses are lice multiple houses aren't hice, multiple spouses aren't spice and multiple blouses aren't blice?
 
... and multiple radiuses are radii ...
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« Reply #4 on: May 3rd, 2014, 7:33pm »
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And, oh, yes, forgot a couple of my favorites.
 
... because 1 deer = many deer, 1 sheep = many sheep, 1 moose = many moose ... naturally.
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« Reply #5 on: May 4th, 2014, 11:40am »
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On a serious note I think that etymology is the answer you are looking for.
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« Reply #6 on: May 4th, 2014, 6:14pm »
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Another strange but true, closer to home.
 
Don't know what they are called elsewhere in the world but the attached are sold in the US as combination locks.
 
Well. If the order of the digits/numbers/letters is important, "123" and "321" are different codes, shouldn't these be called permutation locks?
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« Reply #7 on: May 4th, 2014, 10:19pm »
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The issue with cargo and shipment is that just because is called cargo doesn't mean it's not also called a shipment and vice versa.
 
 
http://dictionary.reference.com
 
shipment  
1. an act or instance of shipping freight or cargo.  
 
cargo
1.  a.  goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
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« Reply #8 on: May 30th, 2014, 11:16pm »
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Heheh.. Read all the comments. Loved them all  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 18th, 2014, 6:08pm »
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because its 'shipment' a single word not ship ment Grin
So you cant possibly relate the two!
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 19th, 2014, 8:26am »
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on Aug 18th, 2014, 6:08pm, movie4fun wrote:
because its 'shipment' a single word not ship ment Grin
So you cant possibly relate the two!

 
Just like "waterfall" and "windmill" have nothing to do with falling water, or milling using the wind...
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 20th, 2014, 6:15am »
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 9th, 2014, 2:11pm »
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Phonetically isn't spelled phonetically.  
 
God is a troll.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 15th, 2015, 12:50am »
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shipment  is an act or instance of shipping freight or cargo.  Whereas cargo is  a goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
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