Why “Meter” and not “Metre”?

Now this is interesting …

The unit of length is either a “meter” (American) or a “metre” (everwhere else).

But a device that measures something is called a “meter” wherever you are in the world. And for that reason our app is called Meeting Taxi Meter. And apart from that everyone knows what a “Taxi Meter” is.

And some thing that is even more interesting: The car call a “taxi” got its name from the device called a “taximeter” which is based on “taxa” (Latin for tax or charge) and “meter” (Greek for measure).

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