How would i go about having some one pay me to write?
i can write fairly well so is there a way i can possably makw money with my skill?
Question answered by brandedcomb
Hey fellow Writer! I've written throughout my life and was lucky enough to land a gig back in the 80's with Off-Road Magazine. The thing is, I have NO degree and EVERYONE has one who gets on staff. I got it because I have self taught Horse Sense and when I was hired to merely check blue pages for typo's and digging out archive photos and such, I studied the TASTE of the Mag and ended up getting three columns and becoming the Assistant Editor for a year.
As far as making cash goes, from home, consider all these X game stars, Extreme participant's or any private/BUSY people who need press kits drawn up and updated constantly! I made tiny fortunes doing that and still do! It also leads to all those ON HANDS opportunities, like, I drew up press kits for a guy in Montebello who owned two Jet Vehicles. I ended up piloting one of them and was licensed and toured and made tons of money cause of a $300. contract! See where I'm going with this?
There are classifieds on the web for manuscript TY PESTS basically, they have the story, you do the work, now your in bed with a potential HIT, etc...
Cool you write, I really do love it too! If you want to chat shop anytime, hit me up at myspace at the end of this! Quill in hand, keep on rock'N!! Shon
Why is a motorcycle with a side car called a Hack?
Just looking for a little history as to where the name comes from.
Question answered by TXm42
It's a long story as to actual origins,,and because it's "recycled" slang term that's been applied to so many different things the story never really reaches a clear point of,,"AhHa! so That's it!,,that makes sense!"
First,,,there's 2 basic Slang words "Hack"
One is from a word rooted in the meanings of words Chop,Hatchet,Butcher.
"Hack off somebody's head" and so on.
That developed into useage in terms like Computer Hacking,,,or "A Hack Job"--a rough,cobby job of doing something,,,
Shabby Journalists/Authors are termed "Hacks"
It has a Ton of different meanings in slang useage,,,I'd say they all boil down to "Getting a job done in a Less than Precise,Proper manner"
Ok,,NONE of that relates directly to Sidecars.
Though Obviously a Sidecar Could be " Hacked onto a Motorcycle"
Here's the "Motorcycle Version">>
Starting at beginning of the timeline and working forward..
(***Realize I'm No Historian,,,my details are sketchy & imprecise,,,but I'm fairly certain This is Basic storyline)
There's a Town,or County,in England named Hackney(?)
Goes back to 1700's if I'm not mistaken.
They raised Horses there which were just plain,common,,utility workhorses.
As compared to more noble steeds used for Sporting,Hunting,Military,,Upper Class Carriage Useage,,,etc
The Horses were called Hackneys,,,and eventually called HACKS.
They were a "commodity type" of livestock,,,and sold around for general purpose uses.
So in the bigger cities,,,London for Example,,
the Hackneys>Hacks,,,became popular for use as Commercial Cart Horses.
Vegetable Carts,,Light Industrial use,etc,,,,and as Carriage-for-Hire use.
Basically the type of use we would call a Taxi Cab today.
Places like London,,,obviously Not many folks had their own personal transportation.
Which was a Horse or Ox,,and a carriage.
But there was a LOT of people who needed to get around,,,so the Hackney Horse & Carriage rig used as "professional Taxi Cab" became a very routine sight around the Cities & was probably the most Common use of the Horses.
In line with the way Slang and Nicknames always seem to develop,,,
The Town/Region of Hackney had it's name tagged to the Horses>>>
Hackney Horses got shortened to "Hacks">>>
"Hack Horse" Drawn Taxis came to be known as Hacks.
The term HACK for the Rig carried foward thru to modern times,,,and Taxis in lots of places around the world are nicknamed Hacks.
Meanwhile,,,though HACK was generally consided to be a Taxi,,,
the term persisted in useage to reffer to a variety of service carts/delivery vehicles.
But Basically the term developed into meaning "Passenger Carrier"
Motorcycles came along at the turn of the 20th century,,,early 1900's.
Sidecars followed so soon after,,it was all but simultaneous.
Less than a decade.
Bikes and Sidecars being such New Inventions at the time,,,
In a sense they really did not yet have a name as a Device Type-----ehhhh,,,I'm not saying that right.
It was like----too New to have yet developed a "generic" name agreed upon by all & in general use.
They term HACK was just very easy and obvious to carry-over from Taxi Cabs as Passenger Carriers.
Just an instinctive application of same term which appeared to be "same CLASS of vehicle"
So Horse drawn carriages pulled by Hackney Horses and Used as TAXIS,,,,the whole rig became HACKS.
Hacks evolved into Motorcars,,
And when Motorcycle Sidecars began to appear,,
The Same Term was applied to Sidecar Rigs.
Among non-biker types,,the general public,,,
they were MOTORCYCLE HACKS.
NOT because of any Purpose as TAXIS,,like the "Real" Hacks,,,
but according to their Form &FUNCTION as Passenger Carriers.
And among Motorcyclists,,,,they became known by a Shortened/Abreviated version of "Motorcycle Hacks",,,
and were simply HACKS.
It was understood which Hack was Which,,via context of usage.
Regular folks reffer to Taxi Hacks,,,
and Bike folks are understood to be referring to Motorcycle Sidecars as "Hacks"
I heard a version which roughly went something like>
Beardmore Cars are some of the early Taxi Cabs in London (or UK,,I 'spose).
So,,Beardmores are HACKS.
It's a big industrial Company and they actually made all sorts of stuff
Approximately the time Sidecars were introduced,,,
Beardmore began making Motorcycles.
So,,,an association of all the things involved---Cars,Taxis,Hacks,Bikes,Sidecars,,,,was all jumbled together resulting in Sidecars="Hacks".
I'm Sure thats ERRONEOUS thinking.
The Beardmore Bike actually did not appear until quite a while AFTER sidecars were in standard production by several companies.
The connection back to the Hackney Horse drawn passenger carriages called Hacks is a Lots more Plausible to my thinking,,,,it's a seamless progression.
Beardmore Hacks lending it's "Slang Name" to sidecars as being also "Hacks" has only a
only a slight bit of logic,,,but overall it's very improbable as the origin of the term.
It's the History of a SlangWord,,,and appears to Begin at least a couple 100 Years before Sidecars or even motorcycles were invented.
So,,who really Knows?
It's POSSIBLE,,, some guy rigged up a very crude,cobby side mounted Cart,,,,and some of his Pub Buddies were razzing him & his "Silly Idea" & crude model???
It Could have been called a HACK JOB by a mate,,,,as in "Hatchet Job/Butchery? etc"
And the name was born in a moment of Jest,,,and happened to stick.
"Yeah!! This Hack Job IS a Hack!,,,,it carries a passenger,,,Brilliant,,,,That's what we'll call it"
As logical as things may Sound,,,and thorough/detailed/complete support of a theory....
Often enough it's just plain and simple random happenstance.
I doubt the genuine Truth and Facts are Documented anywhere.
Soo,,,,All just,,,for what its worth.
What did a Carman do for a living in 19th century London?
My Ancestors Occupation in 19th century London was (Carman) but what did it involve?
Question answered by Ted Pack
For all who have searched the surname Carman and found the occupation instead, this is a description of the English use of 'carman' as an occupation. The term was also used in 17c New York where carmen had specified responsibilities for maintaining roads. A carman was a delivery driver usually working for an employer. Could possibly be self-employed doing general haulage with his own horse and covered cart or wagon but these were mostly called 'carriers'. The Worshipful Company of Carmen was formed in 1516, to have the monopoly of plying for hire as carriers in the City. The Company would licence the vehicles, arrange where vehicles could stand awaiting custom and decide the rates to be charged. The livery colours are white and red, and a history of the Company (The Worshipful Company of Carmen by Eric Bennett, 1952) Records surviving at the Guildhall Library run from the 1660s to the late 20th century - the Court Minutes are the longest run, and some of the other records only cover very limited periods - lists of Freemen are only available up to the 18th Century, for example. In later time, a person may describe himself as a Carman, when he means that this is his trade, but if he is an employee within a large firm is most likely not to be a member of the Livery Company. The use of Carman (Master), or Master Carman probably indicates that the person is the proprietor of a firm of carriers, who may, therefore, (but not necessarily) be a member of the Livery Company. Records
The Worshipful Company of Carman website with some historical information Link at http://www.thecarmen.co.uk
A description of the work of carmen is found at Link to http://www.gander-exeter.freeserve.co.uk/gander/carmen.html
The term "carman" is also used on railroads in USA and Nova Scotia and as a streetcar driver in UK. Usually it meant the driver of a covered cart.
In colonial America carmen were regulated and had responsibilities for maintaining the streets. In the Dutch-Colonies mailing list Peter Christoph quotes from the Donogan Papers as follows: "The regulations in Albany in the 1680s appear in The Dongan Papers, 1683-1688, Part 1, pages 46-47 (where they are called Carmen). There were to be five and no more, appointed by the mayor and aldermen. They were to repair the streets when required by the mayor without compensation, cart the "dirt" (a euphemism) from all the streets to some convenient place. They were to be paid no more than three pence for hauling a load of goods except that for pantiles and bricks they were to be paid six pence, since they required special handling. The loads should be "reasonable for a horse to draw." The carmen are to unload and transport corn and wheat "with all possible speed." They are to make satisfaction for any goods they damage, and to behave civilly to all persons. No Negro or other slave shall drive a cart under penalty of twenty shillings to be paid by the owner of the slave (brewers' drays and beer carriages the only exceptions)."
Does anyone know where the word "taxi" came from and when was it introduced to the UK?
I know taxis used to be called hanson cabs, black cabs etc - Im not sure if taxi came from US?
Question answered by Lemo Nada
The meter / metre bit of taximeter is originally Greek. The taxi bit comes from Old French taxer from Latin taxare (to appraise), ultimately from tangere (to touch). The term taxi was originally taximeter cabriolet, referring to a horse drawn vehicle that could be hired for journeys, and which was fitted with a measuring device to indicate the fare to be paid.
Horse drawn carriage ?
I was wondering what the laws are on a horse drawn carriage?
Me and my sister have been riding our horse with a trap (two seated carraige) around a field but we're now interested in riding on the roads. We wasn't sure on what the laws are to be able to ride on the roads.
Are there certain places we can't go?
Do we need any permission from council ect.?
Do we need any type of lisence or insurance?
Question answered by ALAN S
You are not intending to use the carriage for hire or reward? Then -
Are there certain places we can't go? Yes - Motorways
Do we need any permission from council ect.?- No
Do we need any type of licence or insurance? - No, not required by law BUT with regard to insurance unless you wish to pay for the damage your horse causes when spooked it is strongly advised.
If you wish to use the carriage for hire or reward then a whole new set of regulations apply.
Read The Highway Code - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069853
You want to hire it out then -
Read CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DRIVERS OF HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES
WORKING ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY - http://www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/information/BDS%20Code%20of%20practice/syllabus%20for%20code%20of%20practice.pdf
what was life like before the industrial revolution in Great Britain? and the challenges and opportunities?
Question answered by Louise C
Before the Industrial r/evolution, most people (about 80 percent of the population) lived in the country and lived by farming. Many people kept small farms, rented from the local landowner, and grew enough food for themselves and sold their surplus. They grazed their animals on the common land. This way of life ended for most when the process of enclosures was speeded up, and a great many people lost their livelihood.
Towns were much smaller than they are now, but they were vibrant centres of trade and commerce. In London and other cities, as well as a multitude of shops, taverns and coffee houses, there were theatres, pleasure gardens, and brothels. In cities like Bath and Cheltenham, fashionable people went to 'take the waters' and also to socialise. Gambling was very popular with people of all classes, and the rich might wager huge sums on card games or horse races for instance.
Travel was on foot, by horse or horse drawn vehicle, or on the water. City streets were dirty, so people who could afford it often took a sedan chair, a box-shaped object with a hinged roof, carried by a two 'chairmen' on two horizontal poles. There were hackney coaches, which were for hire by those who could afford them. Wealthy people usually had their own coaches. In London, river boats operated by watermen were a very popular form of transport.
Some men from relatively lowly origins could amass sizeable fortunes via the luxury trades, for example dress silk. Medicine and associated professions could be extremely lucrative. Success could be precarious, particularly if the party concerned was living beyond his means or attempting to ape his betters. If a person got into financial difficulties he might end up in a debtors' prison. Women were excluded from the majority of male trades and professions. Women ran businesses associated with food and drink (such as distilleries, taverns, and inns) or retail, selling haberdashery, clothing, textiles and luxury items. Pawnbroking was also popular. women engaging in traditional male professions were less common, but there were some female merchants, perfumers, booksellers, and even gunpowder suppliers.
Where to buy?
I want to buy an old-fashion sedan chair. Anyone knows any good shops/ companies to try and preferably not on the internet?
Question answered by blacktrain11
Even though I don't know where you can purchase one without doing it over the internet, I did some searching for you and thought I would share some history about the sedan chair. Hope this was ok to do...
The first sedan chairs for public hire in Scotland were introduced to Edinburgh in 1687. Horse-drawn coaches had been used before this, but were unsuited to the narrow closes and steep hills of Edinburgh's Old Town. The sedan chair was, therefore, a particularly suitable form of transport.
The hackney sedans were constructed of wood with a black leather covering, and were fitted with a cushioned seat. Privately owned chairs were much more elaborate with fine embossed leather, stamped metalwork, pastoral paintings, carvings and gilding. The sedan door was normally at the front but most Edinburgh chairs had a door at the side to allow easier access from doorways in the narrow closes and wynds. Another Edinburgh adaptation was the pivoting seat that kept passengers in a horizontal position on the steep inclines in the Old Town.
The sedan chair reached the height of its popularity in the 18th century. In 1687, there were only six chairs available for public hire but by 1779 there were 180 hackney-chairs and 50 private chairs in Edinburgh. The main sedan-chair stance was at the Tron Kirk. A table of fares introduced in 1738 specified 6d for a trip within the city, 4s for a whole day's rental, and 1s 6d for a journey a half mile outside town. The majority of the chair bearers were Highlanders and this was reflected in the use of tartan for their uniforms.
The sedans were a fairly dignified method of transport as long as there was no great hurry and the distance to be travelled was not great. However, it would seem that they were not particularly comfortable especially when the chairmen were busy, when they would 'set off at a plunging trot with their load, and as the carrying poles were quite pliant, the extreme bobbing up and down and swinging to and fro of the vehicle, produced an uneasy feeling in the passenger'.
It was a quirky taxi service. The 'ladies of nobility and quality' who used them for trips to dancing assemblies and the theatre could be sure, doubtless at a price, of a small lantern to light the sedan and a hot water pan placed under the seat.
A particularly eccentric Edinburgh judge never used a sedan himself but had his wig sent home in one when it rained. A sedan was even kept by the Royal Infirmary as an ambulance. It was quite common for sedans to be overturned in strong winds and it was normal on windy days to hire two men to walk either side of the chair to keep it even, while another two carried it. Quite how four such men synchronised their movements is not explained.
The sedan chair continued to be used for all major Edinburgh social events well into the 19th century, but by that time most sedans were in the more affluent New Town. There were 101 sedan chairs in 1814, only 46 in 1827 and, by 1850; horse-drawn carriages had replaced this picturesque method of transport.
In Glasgow, over 50 sedan chairs were available for hire during the 18th century. The main stances were in Union Street, West Nile Street and Dury Street. 'Gentlewomen of the better classes' also kept private sedans. Sedan chairs were so numerous by the end of the 18th century that the Glasgow Council set down detailed rules for their control. These included requirements to display a registered number and provide lights on the chairs at night. The schedule of fares was also regulated: the minimum charge was 6d, St Andrew's Square to Argyle Street was 9d, the Gorbals to the High Church was 2 shillings and every trip after 1am was charged at double the normal rate.
Where does the word 'taxi' come from?
It's a pretty weird word. As far as I know it is also fairly universal.
I really don't know which one is right. But maybe the community knows!
Question answered by ....
Taxi apparently is short for taximeter which is borrowed from the french word taximetre, and which is probably based on the earlier german word taxameter. Taxi and taxicab were first recorded in 1907. Taxameter in 1894 and taximeter 1898.The meter / metre bit of taximeter is originally Greek. The taxi bit comes from Old French taxer from Latin taxare (to appraise), ultimately from tangere (to touch). The term taxi was originally taximeter cabriolet, referring to a horse drawn vehicle that could be hired for journeys, and which was fitted with a measuring device to indicate the fare to be paid.
What life was like for people in London, On. in 1846. What was the city like, how was their everyday life?
I am interested in learning about Religion and the role it played in the lifes of the people of London, Ontario, Canada in 1846.
Question answered by teambargain
Imagine yourself in the London of the early 19th century. The homes of the upper and middle class exist in close proximity to areas of unbelievable poverty and filth. Rich and poor alike are thrown together in the crowded city streets. Street sweepers attempt to keep the streets clean of manure, the result of thousands of horse-drawn vehicles. The city's thousands of chimney pots are belching coal smoke, resulting in soot which seems to settle everywhere. In many parts of the city raw sewage flows in gutters that empty into the Thames. Street vendors hawking their wares add to the cacophony of street noises. Pick-pockets, prostitutes, drunks, beggars, and vagabonds of every description add to the colorful multitude.
Personal cleanliness is not a big priority, nor is clean laundry. In close, crowded rooms the smell of unwashed bodies is stifling. It is unbearably hot by the fire, numbingly cold away from it.
At night the major streets are lit with feeble gas lamps. Side and secondary streets may not be lit at all and link bearers are hired to guide the traveler to his destination. Inside, a candle or oil lamp struggles against the darkness and blacken the ceilings.
if u could go to a yr 11 leavers party (equivalent of the prom) what vehicle would u go in,?
original ideas are better =]
Question answered by hobbabob
look it's all about fun, hire a hearse and driver for the evening [preferably an older one but newer than horse drawn] on second thought any horse drawn vehicle would show up anything else there
or even better how about a retired police car dropping you and your date off at the front door in real looking trick hand cuffs.
any of the the above will keep the classmates talking about this event for the next 30 yrs.
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