We all know how frustrating public transportation can be, especially with our climate. It is often too hot in summer and too cold in winter, sometimes they are late, sometimes early.
So I looked at some «cool» words you can use when traveling by public transport:
Mostly we use simple language which is understandable for everyone, like «get on/off a bus, plane or train». We «hop on a plane/train or other vehicle» to travel somewhere. We «hop in a vehicle» usually to travel a small distance. We say that we are «catching a plane, bus, train» when we travel somewhere. Often we have to «transfer», used when we have to change from on plane to another or to change to another form of transport. You can also just say that you «need to change planes».
You «embark on a journey» when you get on a ship after you boarded. At the end of the journey you will «disembark from the ship». These words are also used when you travel by plane.
You can «alight a ship, bus or other vehicle» which means you get off that vehicle but you could also deplane and detrain if you are American.
Sometimes we use the term «stow away», often when people try to flee from their country because of war or hardship. This means they hide in a vehicle, ship or plane without permission or payment.
I hope none of you ever have to hear the words «abandon ship», this would mean a very bad end to your journey as it is used only when it is no longer safe to stay on the ship.
Happy reading, until next time.
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