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Why are apartments so called when they're not apart?


Why are apartments called apartments when they're not apart? They're all squashed together.
Nick, Kent


** Definitive **
Name: James O'Brien
Qualification: Has lived in an apartment
Answer: It's because they are in the same building with the same front door, but they are separate or apart - hence an apartment.