Today in Dredge's Dictionary we're up to C which stands for Cardboard Containers, Charles In Charge and of course CAR PARKS.
Car parks were invented in 1801 by Brian Carparks who lived in a shed near an allotment.
One day Brian noticed a car driving down a road. The next day he noticed a local park. Putting the two together was a stroke of genius. The first car park was basic in form, permitting only one car to park at a time. From these humble beginnings, however, car parks were to flourish. Or were they?
The 'Nash Car Park' was so-called because Brian had been forced to go into business with Rice Krispie heir Eric Nash, who later went on to die. Spacious yet no good, it paved the way for less rubbish designs.
Here we see the more modern car park, with it's special iron girders and fancy pillars and that. Cars of all shapes and sizes are now able to access this type of car park, although triangular vehicles are still spurned. This has led to protests by the head of Triangular Autos and Audio Ltd, Rick Gnitts, seen here within a van.
Despite this sort of jiggery-pokery, car parks are very much in the vanguard of the modern day thing. And it's not too fanciful to suggest that in 2018, car parks are here to stay. Or are they? Goodbye.