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Where the Word “Taxi” Comes From

The name “taxi” is obviously shortened from “taxicab”, which is derived from the two words: “taximeter” and “cabriolet”.  The taximeter was invented in 1891 and is used to record distances and calculate the fare.  Cabriolet refers to a horse drawn carriage where the driver stands in the back of the carriage. The name “taximeter” itself is derived from the Mid-Latin […]

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