RR
Lv 5

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

Update:

@ 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

Update 2:

@ Weasel - But they often have a flat roof.

Update 3:

@ Sean - Wow! For a second, I thought it was a terrible accident!

Update 4:

@ 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?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Same reason they are called buildings when they are already built!

  • 4 weeks ago

    This is VERY true...... I hated LIVING in an APARTMENT!!!........ They were NEVER far enough APART for ME!!!.......😂😂😂😂

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  • 4 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.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because they come in a flat pack RR, Just like IKEA.

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  • Sean
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Sometimes they're just fancy trailer parks or misconstrued trains

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The same reason  flats are stacked on top of one another I suppose. 

    They don't seem very flat to me. 

  • Pronk
    Lv 7
    4 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?🧐

  • 4 weeks ago

    They tried to agree on a name for them,but they were too far apart on it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because if they were flats, you would have to take them lying down.

  • 4 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.

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/apartment

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