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Sometimes we work our whole lives without asking why things are the way they are. Architecture has a rich history and often as contractors we know little about the origins of our trade.

We produce copper and zinc dormers. One day, we asked ourselves, "Why do they call them dormers?"

Our marketing guy did some research and produced this article, feel free to read the article.

Have you ever asked questions like this?
 

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I bet there is a relationship with the word dormitory. Probably means a small
bedroom. I wonder if "cricket" has to do with the hinged leg of the cricket.

I will research and report back.
 

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From the Latin "dormitorium"

The word dormant can also be linked to it. Think of active/inactive dormers.
 

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And why do they call it a pineapple if there is no pine nor apple in it?
 
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