I learned a lot of things while playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I learned that it is always better to stun than to kill (unless I'm fighting a boss battle), I learned that the easiest way to get from a rooftop to street-level anywhere in China is to jump, and I learned that if I run out of juice for my flashlight, I can slip it a power bar to keep it going. But one of the most unexpected things I learned was what, exactly, a funicular is.
Somewhere around the third quarter of the game, protagonist Adam Jensen sneaks/fights his way through a television station in Montreal. Near the end of the level, Tech specialist Pritchard hops onto his headset to tell him to make his way to "the funicular." I'm on my second playthrough of DXHR, (I liked the game quite a bit), and the word stuck out to me even more this time than it did the first time around.