When you help someone up a hill, you get that much closer to the top yourself. -Anonymous

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why is it that we park on a DRIVEway and drive on a PARKway?

- CoNfUsEd

A: Confused,

I don't know.

I bet it's got something to do with the BYU football team (Go Cougs!).

^The Big Guy on Campus^
A: CoNfUsEd,

God made the man, man made politicians, so in essence, politicians have something to do with it.

I am still not understanding why, out of every other Southern state, they have Toll Roads that maybe one out of every one hundred people take.

And also, what has four wheels and flies?

A garbage truck.

-Motionite, who is still confused why Wal*Mart has locks on their doors if they're open twenty four hours a day
A: Dear Confused,

It used to be that a driveway was a private road along which people would drive their carriages to be picked up and dropped of at some grand manor. (Think of those half-circle driveways in front of huge old houses.) The carriages would be parked in the carriage house. Later, the word came to refer to any private road that led to a house, even one where you couldn't drive all the way through, and people started parking their cars in the driveway, either because they wouldn't fit in the garage or because they didn't have one. (Carriages, being more susceptible to the elements, couldn't have been left in the open, I suppose.)

The OED defines "parkway" as "A broad arterial road planted with trees." In this instance, "park" actually refers to the noun meaning "a place with trees and plants" and not to the verb meaning "to stop or to cause to come to a stop." In modern usage, "parkway" has become one of several generic synonyms for "road."

Words change meaning over time, and by coincidence these words have seemed to switch meaning, but there's no real, deep significance to it.

- B.C.