Driveways and Parkways

United States
October 15, 2008 8:58pm CST
Okay, why is it that you DRIVE in a PARKWAY, and you PARK in a DRIVEWAY? Anybody care to tackle this one? I know, I know, an exceedingly, potentially stupid question, but isn't it more fun than meandering on and on and on aimlessly about the Presidential Debates, don't you think? I want you to answer my quandry though, as I've never understood why the words are counter-intuative. Let's hear your best answers!
2 responses
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Yes, anything is more fun than meandering on and on and on aimlessly about the Presidential Debates! Good question. I'm afraid I don't have the answer. But it is a good one to think about.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Okay, I'll give it a shot. My guess is because most parkways become parking lots because of the endless traffice jams. Instead of driving your are basically parked. A driveway, is void of traffic and you are able to drive without being parked until you actually park.