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Old 08-09-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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And while we're at it, why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?!

(Sorry...)
DOH! I came on here to say the same thing but you beat me to it!
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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And while we're at it, why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?!

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DOH! I came on here to say the same thing but you beat me to it!
That was funny...50 years ago when the first person said it.

But as a payback for dredging up that sad old joke, I'm going to tell you why!

A driveway was originally the road in front of a house where the coachman pulled up the horse and carriage, dropped off the family, and continued on to the stables and carriage house in the back. Nobody parked on the driveway.

A parkway was a road that went through a park. Highway planners decided that calling roads parkways and planting a bunch of trees along the way to evoke a parklike feel would jazz up a plain old boring road and maybe hide some ugly parts.
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Old Today, 12:00 AM
 
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Hopefully they had a porte-cochère.
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Old Today, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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Why is it that we drive on the Parkway and park on the driveway?
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Old Today, 04:00 PM
 
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Why is it that we drive on the Parkway and park on the driveway?

Please refer to post #27 in this thread.
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Old Today, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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Lol
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Old Today, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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On a serious note though, time to get rid of those stupid toll plazas and go full cashless.
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