catercorner: in DARE

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Wed Jul 24 17:45:31 UTC 2002

Perhaps someone has mentioned this, but for terms like "catercorner" and
"kitty-corner" the comprehensive detailed reference is our Dictionary of
American Regional English. It says "catercorner" is chiefly South and South
Midlands, while "kitty-corner" is chiefly North, North Midland, and West.
There's a map of "kitty-corner" distribution in volume 3. There are also
entries for the related terms "catawampus" and "kitty-wampus."
Look for DARE volume 4 this fall. You can win a free copy if you know the
answers to the quiz on the back page of the May 2002 ADS newsletter. - Allan

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