sojourn vs journey : Common Errors in English

About sojourn vs journey

Although the spelling of this word confuses many people into thinking it means “journey,” a sojourn is actually a temporary stay in one place. If you’re constantly on the move, you’re not engaged in a sojourn.

sojourn Meaning(s)

  • (n) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
  • (v) spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily

journey Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of traveling from one place to another
  • (v) undertake a journey or trip
  • (v) travel upon or across

sojourn in News

  1. Dan Walters: Trailer bill language spells trouble

    As a legislative conference committee was doing its item-by-item sojourn through the state budget this month, many were marked "tbl." It was insider shorthand for "trailer bill language," but it just as easily could have stood for "trouble," because that's what the annual exercise of writing bills to accompany the budget has become.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Merced Sun-Star

  2. Is it time to rewrite the movie star-Broadway compact?

    I spent the last 10 days or so on the Tonys beat, an enjoyable seasonal sojourn that offers a nice change of pace from, say, the grind of Oscar season or the hothouse of TV show sets. You can spend your whole life covering Hollywood and not come across someone who suggests Abraham Lincoln may have had a disturbing shoe fetish.        
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Susquehanna Sojourn

    Susquehanna Sojourn 2013 paddled into Binghamton, Monday morning. The canoeists and kayakers arrived at Confluence Park. They then heard a guest speaker, had lunch and got back in the water and headed to Grippen Park in Endicott.  About 50 people are taking part in the 97 mile journey, which started in Great Bend yesterday and will end in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Rick Shumaker says ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton

journey in News

  1. Former Journey Frontman Steve Perry Reveals Cancer Surgery

    Former Journey Frontman Steve Perry Reveals Cancer Surgery Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:15 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Bones and other shows you're giving up on next season "Three weeks ago a routine mole was taken off my face and the lab report ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Incredible journey: Paralympian to end cross-country push in wheelchair

    On Saturday, Ryan Chalmers, completing a 71-day, 3,320-mile cross-country journey covering 16 states in a wheelchair, is set to roll into New York City's Central Park. The Paralympian braved the heat of California, the snows of Utah and a lot of steep climbs on his trip from Los Angeles to New York—dubbed Push Across America. [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Upbeat via Yahoo! News

  3. Journey singer's cancer battle

    Onetime Journey frontman Steve Perry has revealed that he recently was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, and that he has undergone two surgeries to remove the cancer cells.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: MSN

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