Why do we park on driveways, but drive on parkways?

QuestionsCategory: Vehicles/Motors/MachinesWhy do we park on driveways, but drive on parkways?
Cashstax Staff asked 5 months ago

Why do we park on driveways, but drive on parkways?

1 Answers
Sunny ShawnSunny Shawn answered 5 months ago

Good grief. This rusty one-liner’s gotten plenty of mileage, but few realize that the question is actually answerable.
The words “drive” and “park” existed long before automobiles. Remember, whenever you write or speak, you’re voting with your vocabulary. Languages evolve over time and a given term’s meaning is subject to dramatically change based on the whim of its users.