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