Frederik's Friday Fact

Home Archive Ratings
Friday 10 Aug 2007: Hackney carriage
The hackney carriage (a taxicab licensed by the Public Carriage Office in Greater London or by another local authority in the UK) does not derive its name from the London borough of Hackney, but from the French word haquenée - a riding horse with a comfortable amble, also used to pull carriages one could hire.

Rating: 0 1 2 3 4

Copyright FFF