Nov 19, 2015
Nov 5, 2015
The Greek word taxis from which we get taxonomy,
has no relationship to the Latin word we use for a hired cab, taxi.
The word taxi is a shortened word for taxicab
which itself is a shortened form of the word taximeter cab
which itself is short for taximeter cabriolet.
A cabriolet was a two-wheeled, horse drawn carriage
with a hood that came over to protect the passengers.
The taximeter part was introduced around 1900 as a mechanical device
to measure the amount owed to the driver of the cabriolet.
It was a metered tax on the cab...a taximeter cab...a taxicab...a taxi.
Oct 30, 2015
On October 31st,
498 years ago,
the Protestant Reformation began returning us
to God's Word as the final authority in
all matters of faith and practice.
Now THAT'S something to celebrate!