CONFUSED : Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

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  • that's funny I don't know why that is.

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  • Because race is not the fundamental principle of racing It is driving so that person shall be called a race driver. With many variation types of racing, it is practiced to call the participant in his specific racing type. Such as formula one driver or rally driver

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    • It was just a joke... You are a good philosopher by the way ;-)

  • i actually thought that was klaatu lol, only he asks questions like this

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  • Same reason the piano player is not called a 'playist'.

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  • Because then racist would have two meanings. Pianist only has one.

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