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    Smile every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.

    A special icy adventure in Lapland is a cruise on the Sampo icebreaker, the world's only tourist icebreaker... At the end of the cruise, every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.


    Do both diploma and certificate fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Default Re: every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.

    I'd say 'certificate' would be better as they haven't actually qualified in anything, just attended.

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    Smile Re: every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd say 'certificate' would be better as they haven't actually qualified in anything, just attended.
    Thanks, Tdol.

    I agree with you, but the original uses diploma. Therefore, I suspect that they both fit and mean about the same in the above text.

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    Default Re: every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.

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    A special icy adventure in Lapland is a cruise on the Sampo icebreaker, the world's only tourist icebreaker... At the end of the cruise, every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma.
    Usually there is some work involved in getting a diploma. In this case the so-called "diploma" is more of a souvenir than anything else.

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    Default Re: every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.

    Thanks, Ron.

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    Default Re: every tourist receives an icebreaking diploma/certificate.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Tdol.

    I agree with you, but the original uses diploma. Therefore, I suspect that they both fit and mean about the same in the above text.
    They do, though the use of 'diploma' is the original is dodgy to me.

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