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xTheDreamer's avatar

Why do they call it a glovebox?

Asked by xTheDreamer (897points) June 10th, 2009

Or even glove compartment? Did they used to store gloves in that compartment in the car? It was a random thought.

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hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Gloves, flask of booze, pistol/revolver, brass knuckles, yup.

augustlan's avatar

Yes, when driving gloves were pretty much a standard accessory, that’s what it was for.

Bobbydavid's avatar

Pretty obvious hey

whatthefluther's avatar

The bigger question is: why do Brits call a hood, a bonnet? wtf

Bobbydavid's avatar

Why do Americans call it a hood? Wtf

Bobbydavid's avatar

Ain’t you just the stereotypical Yank!

whatthefluther's avatar

@Bobbydavid…Hell if I know why we call it a hood…I just ask questions, and know very little. But a bonnet? I sure miss my MGB & my Midget (I do not miss getting soaked in the rain {with the convertible top up, silly} or the never ending battle of keeping dual carbs in synch). Regards from the good side of the pond…wtf

Bobbydavid's avatar

By the way, how’s GM doing lately?

Bobbydavid's avatar

I pray that the US isolate themselves from the rest of the world for the sake of humanity. Until I used fluther, I had nothing but respect for Americans. Now I have nothing but contempt. Your ideals rock but individually…...WTF as you put it

whatthefluther's avatar

Geez…Just because your cars leak? No sense of humour (your spelling, out of respect).

Bobbydavid's avatar

Screw my spelling, I’m not sat at my pc unlike you. Not really caring if my spelling from a phone is ok for your highness!

augustlan's avatar

There seems to have been a misunderstanding here. @whatthefluther signs all of his answers (well, except that last one) with wtf because it stands for WhatTheFluther. Also, I don’t think he was criticizing @Bobbydavid‘s spelling, but using the alternate spelling of the word Americans spell ‘humor’. Now, can you boys shake hands and be friends?

DarkScribe's avatar


Who pissed in your porridge?

Bobbydavid's avatar

Mother bear pissed in it and I’m not happy

whatthefluther's avatar

@Bobbydavid…Sorry, I was away from my pc for a bit. @augustlan is correct on all counts, Sorry if I offended you…it was not meant that way.
Have a nice evening…whatthefluther

Phobia's avatar

Its called a glove compartment because…well…you store gloves there. Many early cars didn’t have a hard top and gloves were needed to keep hands from going numb while driving (sort of like on a motorcycle).

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