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Salsa Cycles renames their all-round adventure machine as Journeyer

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Suvi Loponen

Tech writer

Suvi joined off.road.cc in 2022 as a tech writer and brought in her enthusiasm for gravel and long-distance riding. She's a lover of underbiking and exploring on the bike both on and off-road, especially if it means finding more great cafes and some good viewpoints. 

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2 years 4 weeks 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.
2 years 4 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...