Garden State Parkway Misnomers in American English - 7
Type of Misnomer: Ambiguity
The old saw that you drive on parkways and park on driveways leads to a bit of misnomerism.

Parkway - The term parkway has several distinct principal meanings and numerous synonyms around the world, for either a type of landscaped area or a type of road.

A divided limited-access road with grade-separated interchanges. Also known as an expressway, freeway in North American English; motorway, expressway and dual carriageway in Britain; Autobahn in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and Autostrada in Italy, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Albania, Belgium, Egypt, Lebanon and Israel.

Driveway - A driveway is a type of private road for local access to one or a small group of structures, and is owned and maintained by an individual or group. Driveways are commonly used as paths to private garages, carports, or houses. On large estates, a driveway may be the road that leads to the house from the public road, possibly with a gate in between. Some driveways divide to serve different homeowners. A driveway may also refer to a small apron of pavement in front of a garage with a curb cut in the sidewalk, sometimes too short to accommodate a car.

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