In large measure, the public's image of the New York City taxi industry has been formulated by the timeless quality of the hack's character. With the growth of the private livery car service in the ghettoes, New York cab drivers have coined several new phrases and have redefined some old words to fit their latest competitors. All of the words are disparaging, although some of the terms applied to the private liveries are also applied to the medallion industry. Gypsy is the most prominent word used to describe the livery services although more eloquent drivers have called them the cattle boats from Puerto Rico or Mama and Papa Gypsies. The drivers, in a sense, admire the owner as their partner in crime. Nevertheless, they do not extend praise or felicitations to the owner since the image the owner has acquired is in competition with the nefarious aspirations of the drivers.