Why do the people who run our transport have to make everything so complicated? None of them seem to have heard of Plain English. Surely there is a direct link between passengers understanding what they are told and an easier life for the staff?
I’m sure the comparable vocabulary in other countries isn’t as obscure as these phrases.
- Intermediate stop
- Your forward journey
- Your attention please
- “Non EU nationals please present their landing card”
- “Attention! This is an elevator outage notification.”
Perhaps I live a sheltered life, but I bet most parents don’t tell their children “Please alight now as the school run terminates here.”
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