Salsa Cycles renames their all-round adventure machine as Journeyer

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Suvi Loponen

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Suvi enjoys cycling in all of its forms, especially over long distances and on multiple days. What started as a hobby has now grown to be her lifestyle and a job, in which she can also utilise her MSc degree in investigative journalism. Although, most of her current investigations revolve around the mystery of sourdough bread baking and finding decent (amounts of) coffee on bike rides.

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7 months 1 week ago

brooksby wrote:
I can see why they've made this change, but I had to google to see if was a real word and not just made up...


Good job you weren't around in the early 1600s, that bloke from Stratford constantly using words you'd never heard before would have given you the vapours!

All words are made up. The more annoying thing about this story is that 'journeyman' has nothing to do with travelling: it means a skilled worker who has completed an apprenticeship, and can therefore be ssumed to be competent, as in, for example, 'journeyman plumber'. A journeyman would usually work by the day for someone else. The word comes from the French journée, meaning day.

Props to Salsa for changing it to something more accurate, less sexist and unusual enough that it's far more google-friendly than alternatives like traveller and voyager.
7 months 2 weeks ago

I can see why they've made this change, but I had to google to see if was a real word and not just made up...