View Full Version : Your definition of Discover

2005-Aug-12, 12:11 PM
According to my dictionary: Gain first sight or knowledge of something hitherto unknown.

So why say Giant waterfall discovered in California national park (http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/08/12/secret.waterfall.ap/index.html)
I guess it's just a nitpick, but the real article is whether or not to officially recognize it on maps.

A few quotes:

A small band of loggers that harvested Douglas firs in the early 1950s left behind a choker cable and part of a bulldozer.

Weatherbee was cleaning out a cabinet of old maps when he stumbled across one from the 1960s marked with a note reading "Whiskeytown falls" near Crystal Creek.

Dave Girard, an avid hiker who lives in Redding, said he's known about the falls for about 10 years and has visited at least twice.

Trivial Pursuit
2005-Aug-12, 04:39 PM
From the quotes, I would say found.
Or did they discover it twice? If so, I call dibs on Everest... :lol:

2005-Aug-12, 05:22 PM
It's my Time Share for Bigfoot. Now they had to go and ruin it.

2005-Aug-12, 08:41 PM
I think I've seen the term "rediscovered" used sometimes.