Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Horse-Drawn Wheeled Vehicle Decision Tree




Just so we're clear, carts & wagons are for moving mainly goods (yes, even Conestoga wagons and gypsy wagons). Carts have 2 wheels, wagons have 4.

Updated: Now with Surreys! (Thanks, Maren)

11 comments:

Maren said...

Where does the surrey fit? (A four-wheeled covered wagon pulled by two horses, and it's got fringe.) Pioneer covered wagon? That one had oxen, but maybe also horses...?

dave said...

surrey! nice one!

pioneer covered wagons are still about cargo conveyance - they're not on this tree.

Maren said...

Tell that to the weary pioneers.

dave said...

Um. look, if they just wanted to move people, they should have taken the stagecoach.

I fixed the diagram to have surreys.

Also discluded here: handcarts, rickshaws, and that family of vehicles.

dävid said...
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dave said...

dave! you're such a tease, posting and removing! luckily gmail sent me the original before it was too late. No doubt you realized that the word you were offering will show up in the "What do I call my dysfunctional automobile" word-tree

Disco Mom said...

Youch! I am impressed and pained at how long it would have taken me to put something like this together. Do you start asking the questions first or gather all the words and then start making distinctions among? I'm glad none of these words are really used much now because I'm sure I'd be using them all wrong, like I do with groups of trees. I just thought forest vs. woods was regional...

Is this the latest fad in PoK or are we going to be favored with alternating decision tress and questions?

dave said...

We did the list first. Right now on one of the whiteboards there's a collection of word lists: piles of earth (mound, berm, etc), then there's (grin/leer/sidelong glance etc), and there's laughter (giggle, cackle, guffaw etc). Those are decision trees in embryo.

This is the latest ephemeron in PoKs - there will be questions again sometimes, sometimes there will be this stuff.

dävid said...

dave, may i suggest another topic to be addressed via the tree?

mobs, gangs, crowds, uprisings, juntas, coup d'etat's, etc...

dave said...

dävid, I'm totally hot for that one.

Carol Younce said...

Are you in Australia or New Zealand? It is a dray. Are you dead? It is a hearse. Is it pulled by 3 horses and your seatmate is speaking Russian? It is a troika. Are you Queen Elizabeth II Trooping the Colours on your Birthday Parade? It is a phaeton. Does it have a portable kitchen? It is a chuck wagon. Are you Sherlock Holmes? It is a hansom cab. Is it snowing and you are gliding along? It is a sleigh. I liked the website www.liveryone.net