2016年10月19日 星期三

consciousness, gig, gig economy, gig lamp, gig carriage

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end."
-- Virginia Woolf


"Successive governments have completely swallowed the 'entrepreneurial society' propaganda spouted by neoliberal economists. As a result, laws and regulations that protect the permanent workforce don’t apply here. Not even the minimum wage. Clearly this has been exploited by employers."
Governments have swallowed the ‘entrepreneurial society’ propaganda of neoliberal economists. But the reality of the gig economy is bleak
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Definition of gig

  1. :  a job usually for a specified time; especially :  an entertainer's engagement


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gig, also called chair or chaise, is a light, two-wheeled sprung cart pulled by one horse.

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    Gigs travelling at night would normally carry two oil lamps with thick glass, known as gig-lamps. Gig carts are constructed with the driver's seat sitting higher than the level of the shafts. Traditionally, a gig is more formal than a village cart or a meadowbrook cart. A light gig can be used for carriage racing. OED gives the date of first known reference to a horse-drawn gig as 1791. There are several types of gig, including:


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    Etymology[edit]

    From gig +‎ lamp.

    Noun[edit]

    gig-lamp ‎(plural gig-lamps)
    1. (now rare or historical) Either of the lamps on either side of a gig carriage; a headlamp [quotations ▼]
    2. (in the plural, dated) Spectacles.

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