Do you ever sit there and wonder why we use the words that we do? I do, especially when I’m bored. This past weekend, I was driving back and forth for a few hours, running errands, visiting family, etc.. and I shifted from wondering why I was driving in the car so much, to wondering why it was a car and not a wheelie-mobile or a horseless carriage.
Did a little research, and learned that there were a shit-ton of names that people threw around before we got to “Car,” “Truck,” and “Automobile.”
Thankfully, none of these other names stuck.