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The origin of the word TAXI [Random Knowledge #16]
posted February 28 2013 21:34.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis




The word "TAXI" is the shortened version of the word "Taxi-Cab", which is the shortened version of the word "Taximeter Cabriolet".

The taximeter was invented in 1891 and was used to measure a distance and calculate the fare. The word derives from the Latin "Taxa" which means to charge, to tax.

Cabriolet is a word that refers to a horse-drawn carriage on which the driver stands in the back of the carriage, like the one shown in the image above


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