Kitty-corner (Re: the nit and gritty)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 8 00:39:10 UTC 2013

At 8/7/2013 03:52 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>I had one friend who insisted it was "kiddy-corner".

He must have suffered many time-outs.  (Or is that "times-out?)


>     VS-)
>On 8/7/2013 2:51 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>>FWIW, Wiktionary ( and from =
>> > resulting links) has the following forms:
>>cater-cornered, catercorner
>>catty-corner, cattycorner, caddy-corner, katty-corner
>>catty-cornered, cattycornered, caddy-cornered, katty-cornered
>>kitty-corner, kittycorner
>>kitty-cornered, kittycornered
>>cattywampus, catawampus, kittywampus, skewampus, askew
>>Benjamin Barrett
>>Seattle, WA
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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