Why are hobbies called "hobbies"?
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Someone thought it was a good idea. I think it's a good question. This is the best I can do without looking it up. I'll wait for more answers.
Good question, Sandra!
I came up with an answer.
Because "work" was already taken.
And it was a good idea! Good answer.
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Hobbies consume time but not enough to be called a project. Just a lucky guess without any help.
You're right, James. And also, if you make money at it, it becomes a job and no longer a hobby.
I'm not sure, but perhaps it came from "hobby horses"?
Total Answers: 4, Total Page Views: 673.It is because the hobbies are being habitually done.
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