why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment,but..

@arcenal (171)
Philippines
August 25, 2008 5:17am CST
why is it that when you transport something by car, it is called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called a cargo. Kinda weird right? How about you? What do you think is the answer of this question?
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@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Hahaha! I have a friend who has a notebook bearing questions like this (including this one of course) at the cover. What a coincidence!
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@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Oh really? I got this question from my notebook too. I bet your friend is pretty? hehe. (Out from the topic). Thanks for your comment. Have you studied stat?
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@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
No comment. Hahaha. Hey are you a psychic?! How did you know I have a Stat test coming?! You're creeping me out. Anyways, no I haven't studied Stat yet. Haven't even printed out the slides. Lazy me. I bet you already studied. You will be perfect in the test. Hey, how did I know you have a test too?
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• Philippines
25 Aug 08
maybe you two are friends...heehee. destiny...
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
maybe because something you transport by car is not that big, while a cargo is usually a big one...stupid answer ain't it? Anyways...here's the definition of shipment and cargo by the American Heritage dictionary, hope it enlightens us a little, but I think it will not. shipment NOUN: 1. The act or an instance of shipping goods. 2. A quantity of goods or cargo that are shipped together. cargo NOUN: pl. cargoes or cargos The freight carried by a ship, an aircraft, or another vehicle Don't worry I am beyond 500 posts so I can copy and paste. Heehee. Nice discussion. Have a nice day.
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
hehe. thank you for you comment. Yeah you're right maybe bryanski and I are destined for each other.. haha. eww. Thanks for your comment anyways and Take Care.
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Maybe you and I are destined for each other. Just kidding, but you look really cute. Well, good luck to both of you on your studies. Why are you studying stat anyway? What is your course and major? Man I almost failed stat, and that's a minor subject...God bless.
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
haha..lolz.. BS Computer Science, Stat is one of my G.Es are you from University of the Philippines too?
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@ashar123 (2359)
• India
27 Aug 08
Cargo going through ship is also known as shipment and cargo both. Sea Cargo and Air Cargo are different. Rail Cargo is something else. All are different but I guess you are confused because same thing but two names. In english there are many things like this which have two names when the thing is one.
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Yeah, I know.