Taxi … Cab … Uber …
The terms Taxi and Cab are almost synonmous now – there used to be a strong divide: if in the New York it was a yellow taxi and in London a Black Cab. With the mixing of communities ‘across the pond’, known as the Atlantic Ocean, and the reach of television the terms are now generally interchanged. Today we have a third category of hired travel, namely the Uber and it seems to be international. I haven’t yet come across a book referring to an Uber, but taxis and cabs appear in a number.
To start, a bit of history. Ever wondered about the green huts scattered throughout London? Here’s the answer.
And for a little more light-hearted reading:
Kuba drives a cab in A Second Chance by Anna Ryland
Kyle takes over from Roy as Gerry’s taxi driver in Away for Christmas by Sue Hampton
Taxis feature in a number of short stories by Josie Arden in both volumes of This and That and in Jane Lockyer Willis’ Tea at the Opalaco.
Thanks Pablo for the image
Have you seen?
- Beatrice Holloway
- A wonderful story teller - Agatha Christie
- Black Madonna: The Pope's Obsession - L Lee Kane
- Breaking through...
- Intact - Sue Hampton
Originally posted on 12/03/2017 @ 20:20Share