Cantonese speakers have a special name for walking on your two
legs: "Bus Number 11" (十一號車).
Notice how this name is based on the English number 11
(the two strokes look like two legs). The name is not based on the Chinese for 11
which bus can go up stairs? Obviously, bus Number 11!
There's often no order. People walk on either side of the footpath - unlike in many countries
where people walk either on the left side (e.g. Australia) or right side (e.g. USA).
Maybe the HK government could try an experiment in a popular tourist area like TST.
Let there be a line down the middle of the footpath, to encourage people to stay on one side.
Let there be lots of yellow painted feet, as in MTR stations, to show what direction
our feet should be going!
I'm sure this would make life easier for everyone, locals and tourists.
This would decrease the number of times people, literally, bump into each other
- words attributed to a famous Australian
Rugby player, as he went on bus number 11
along the footpath
They come straight at you and don't give an inch"!