So, how many of you knew that taxi is short for taximeter and cab is short for cabriolet and thus we might have all ridden a taximetered cabriolet at one point?

@JordiGH I always thought taxi derived from the house of Thurn und Taxis and their courier service?

@michiel Not sure if serious, but I'm willing to accept this headcanon.

@JordiGH serious, but probably incorrect

@JordiGH I did!

@roadriverrail Well, I didn't! Not until a few weeks ago.

@JordiGH I'm a rare case... someone from an occult society I have studied on left critical documents in a taxi. It was at the turn of the century, so I encountered archaic language.

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