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18 May 2009 @ 01:06 pm
New Word  
Apropos of 人身事故, heard a new word today -- chuocide.

At least one this morning, out of three total 人身事故 (that I know of).
In the mood: crankycranky
hamanosilencehamanosilence on May 18th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Hopefully it didn't involve yourself Doug.
Douglas Triggs: cateyesdoubt72 on May 18th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
No, not a candidate for jumping here.
Aifebruaryfour on May 18th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
XD The Chuo line must be cursed.
nojaynojay on May 18th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Doesn't the Chuo run express services? That means trains going through the smaller stations at speed, a more certain chuocide than jumping in front of a train that's slowing down to stop at the platform, like the Yamamote line trains do.

I was on a train in Osaka last year that pulled into Tennoji station and then just stood there for fifteen minutes with the doors closed while people on the platform opposite got all excited and took a lot of pictures of the mess directly under me. When eventually we were let out, I saw the victim on a gurney being hurried to a waiting ambulance and he seemed to be in one piece, pretty much.

Now shinkancide would be more... spectacular.
Douglas Triggs: warning: existential threatdoubt72 on May 18th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
There's the Chuo and the Chuo Rapid... The only difference is that the Chuo Rapid doesn't stop at every station, they go about the same actual speed (actually, there are other differences, like the Chuo turning into the Sobu while the Rapid terminates at Tokyo Station, but those detais are less important).

Actually, pretty much all the trains in Tokyo go about the same speed, even the shinkansen while it's still inside Tokyo proper, it doesn't speed up too much until it gets a bit farther out. And it takes more effort to get someplace where it's really moving (watching the shinkansen skipping a station is actually a pretty amazing thing, but those are always the center tracks or something, so you'd have to get out there a ways, and quick-like when you first saw it coming).

Even the local trains move pretty quick, even when decelerating into the station.
Douglas Triggs: bad icondoubt72 on May 18th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Oh, and the Chuo Rapid tracks don't usually go next to a platform where it skips stations (at least not inside the loop, maybe it does farther out? Although the rapid trains actually stop at all farther stations, typically). Some of the non-JR express trains do, though, but usually, JR trains that skip stations aren't easily accessible from a station inside Tokyo (a major exception: Keihin-Tohoku Rapid).