LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/JUN/2011 10:27 PM|
|Assunto:||Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto|
In some cases it would fit, Breck, but not in all of them, I think.
In public transport, a request stop or flag stop describes a stopping point at which trains or buses stop only on an as-need or request basis; that is, only if there are passengers to be picked up or dropped off. In this way, infrequently used stopping points can be served efficiently.
I gather that whistle stops comes from the old times where trains would come in certain scheduled times, there were some little stops (cities, farms, villages) that wouldn´t always have passengers. So, the stop-and-go would make the train spend more fuel, it´s a determined fact that all kinds of engines use more power when it gather speed, be it in a car, a train, bus, or a plane. So, the train would slower a bit, and the engineer would stop on request. No having anyone, it would speed up again, and save fuel (and time) in process.
I understand, then whistlestops as these little houses/shacks/huts as seen in movies set in Germany, where these guys would check one´s papers or where in countries´ borders.
Now, it is similar to the ones in the following pics
In fact, the regular buses I talked about, stop at predetermined places like these and other crowded and more elaborated stops, but almost always they stop (because almost always is supposed to have people). Sometimes people buy the ticket and knows beforehand where to go, sometimes even under a given cashewnut tree by the road!
Speaking of pinga-pinga, there´s a plane in Micronesia´s named "Island Hopper", because it takes off two times a week from Honolulu to Guam,
It leaves Honolulu at 5:00 AM and touch down Guam soil in the night, this after many stops.
In Brazil there was a hopper flight "pinga-pinga" like this
Romão, tem um voo da Gol que sai de Porto Alegre para Manaus e faz escala em Curitiba, Campo Grande, Cuiaba e Porto Velho.
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