View Single Post
04-09-2013, 10:45 AM
La Sainte-Flanelle
JLP's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,139
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by onice View Post
No. That's not what I'm saying.

Merriam Webster:

1 : a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person usually by the day
2: an experienced reliable worker, athlete, or performer especially as distinguished from one who is brilliant or colorful <a good journeyman trumpeter — New Yorker> <a journeyman outfielder>

The writer of this article used the correct usage.

The definition as someone who moved from city to city is usually used by a few ex-athletes turned broadcasters who can't speak English and apparently by some HF posters. Doesn't make it right.
Someone who respects proper usage and understands its mangling!

The problem seems to be overlapping meanings in hockey -- a player who is experienced and competent but undistinguished (a journeyman) is also more likely a player who will bounce around between a number of teams due to waivers, UFA status, depth trades etc. But simply playing for many teams does not make him a "journeyman" -- if that were the case Jagr could be called a journeyman because he's played with four teams. A player can be a "journeyman" while staying with one team, for example if Darche had only played in the Habs organization he could still be called a "journeyman."

Anyway what were we talking about?

Last edited by JLP: 04-09-2013 at 11:00 AM.
JLP is offline   Reply With Quote