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|9th January 2010, 13:13||#1|
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Why is it called so ???
Many may and will find these questions of mine Stupid !!!
But still i would ask
1) why the " CAR " is called a "CAR".
2) Who came up with this idea and called a car so ?
I thought this is the best forum to ask, so these questions .
I did search for a thread relevant to this topic, couldn't find any ?
Also requested to move the thread to relevant section, if required.
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|9th January 2010, 13:42||#4|
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source - Stepney
|9th January 2010, 13:57||#6|
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Year: 1350 - 1400
Origin Language: Latin
Original Word: carr (def: wheeled vehicle) which is a variation of 'Carrus' or 'Carrum' in turn shifting to 'Carra'.
Also believed to be a variation of Cart used in english language to describe any wheeled vehicle and also has its origins in Latin word Carra as mentioned above.
|9th January 2010, 15:45||#7|
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Where did the word stepney come from? Well, actually the word stepney is the name of a street in Wales. A mechanic in the street of Stepney in the town of Llanelly was the first to provide the ready to use spare wheels. And the product, namely the spare wheels, began to be referred to by the name of the street where they were produced.
Source:- English : Stepney
|9th January 2010, 16:49||#8|
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Well dunno about Car but I've read somewhere that the Word "Jeep" is derived from GP denoting General Purpose vehicle or Govenment Purpose vehicle.
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