Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
@ Pronk - And why are they called flats when they are 20 stories high?
@ HH - Good thinking!
@ BK - Was it a boy or a girl?
@ CT - Or inflate them
@ Bro - Interesting
@ Weasel - But they often have a flat roof.
@ Sean - Wow! For a second, I thought it was a terrible accident!
@ LB - The bloke above likes to hang out with other people.
@ Adullah - Being stuck together sounds like a sticky situation
@ LBM - Do they have any left-over screws and bolts?
- Holo HoloLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Same reason they are called buildings when they are already built!
- Laughing BOYLv 74 weeks ago
This is VERY true...... I hated LIVING in an APARTMENT!!!........ They were NEVER far enough APART for ME!!!.......😂😂😂😂
- Adullah MLv 74 weeks ago
Being Apart , means to stay away from each others, so those who wanted to get away from their main families, as having many reasons , then come out to stuck together in the same apartment. That is why.
RR. You are the one who use the words ,stuck together, till I become sticky.
- Little Big ManLv 74 weeks ago
Because they come in a flat pack RR, Just like IKEA.
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- SeanLv 44 weeks ago
Sometimes they're just fancy trailer parks or misconstrued trains
- Weasel McWeaselLv 74 weeks ago
The same reason flats are stacked on top of one another I suppose.
They don't seem very flat to me.
- PronkLv 74 weeks ago
Lots of questions are getting deleted today,RR..(The trolls are all amassed in their apart-ments,ie-parent’s basements)
Your question is FLAT out befuddling:
So um,WHY ARE SUM APARTMENTS CALLED FLATS?🧐
- Big KahunaLv 74 weeks ago
They tried to agree on a name for them,but they were too far apart on it.
- ChaiTeaLv 64 weeks ago
Because if they were flats, you would have to take them lying down.
- Bro JestLv 64 weeks ago
I know this is intended as a joke but it's actually kind of an interesting question. I googled the etymology, and basically it's because the meaning has changed over time.
1640s, "private rooms for the use of one person or family within a house," from French appartement (16c.), from Italian appartimento, literally "a separated place," from appartere "to separate," from a "to" (see ad-) + parte "side, place," from Latin partem (nominative pars) "a part, piece, a division" (from PIE root *pere- (2) "to grant, allot").
Sense of "set of private rooms rented for independent living in a building entirely of these" (the U.S. equivalent of British flat) is by 1863, with reference to Paris. Apartment house is attested from 1870.