Jul. 27th, 2010

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There are some things that you just take for granted - but actually, they're rather odd.

Our taxis, for instance, all look kind of like this:




Legally, they have to be painted like that. All over Melbourne.


But, as it happens, they used to be painted in whatever colours the cab companies wanted to paint them. And all the cab company names pre-date the yellow paint jobs.

Thus, we have all these taxis that are bright yellow, but called "Black Cabs", and "Silver Top Taxis", and other similarly inappropriate names. And no-one bats an eye.




It just occured to me today...

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