The same reason they call goods that go by road a shipment and goods that go by ship a cargo.
We drive on a parkway and park on a driveway because a parkway is defined a "a broad landscaped thoroughfare" and a driveway is defined as "a private road giving access from a public way to a building on abutting grounds."
Hello, Before you park the car I guess you drive on..."it" ... Driveway ;) parkit doesn't sound good parkway sound like a street or something.
This, my friend, is the worlds greatest conundrum... The parkay and the driveway... you see, it happens because the world is backwards and if you park on the parkway, you get rear ended...
For the same reason that a parkway is called a parkway when you drive on it... Use the link below to the related question"Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway?" for more detail.
Nothing on the road ever makes sense
It's irony. Ask Mr. Ironic W. Meaning.
People just have a tendency to name things the opposite of what they really are. Think about Iceland and Greenland. Greenland is covered in ice, and Iceland is covered in greenery.
An economic enigma is an everyday mystery or an odd happening that has no discernible reason or answer, like why we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway.
Because when you use your drive way, there is a 50/50 chance you will be using it to be on your WAY to DRIVE, hence the name driveway. The same is for the paekway, you are most likely going on your WAY to PARK.
You can also park in a parking lot and drive in a driveway
i have no clue!
Driving on a driveway or parking in a parkway will damage muffler bearings,bend your Johnson rods,and loosen the ka-niffle pins holding the blinker fluid tank...dont say you were not warned.........