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Why do we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?

 robobot14 posted 一年多以前
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Lt_Kowalski said:
Park in the sense of tended greenery and park in the sense of stowing your vehicle, though deriving from the same root, diverged in meaning long ago. In Old French, a park was an enclosure. To this 日 a military park means an area where vehicles are stored and serviced. As early as 1812 there was a verb "to park," meaning to store one's howitzers in a military park. This carried over to carriages and ultimately to any sort of vehicle.

Our notion of landscaped parks, meanwhile, derives from the medieval practice of enclosing game preserves for the use of the aristocracy. The term was later applied to the grounds around a country estate, then to royal parks in 伦敦 to which the proles were grudgingly admitted, and finally to any landscaped public grounds. The idea of enclosure is still evident in expressions like "ball park," for an enclosed playing field.
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XxEmolovexX said:
Why is iceland really green and why is Greenland really icey?
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posted 一年多以前 
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I wonder the same thing heheh. Rather opposite yet brilliant heheh..
Lt_Kowalski posted 一年多以前
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robobot14 posted 一年多以前
SheWolf11 said:
CAUSE WE'RE BOSS!!
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MissChicky97 said:
Just because 你 asked why :3
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