[Ads-l] crook and cranny

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 13 19:41:37 EDT 2017


Thank you! 

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> On Jul 13, 2017, at 16:21, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Cf. the "crook" of your arm.
> 
> JL
> 
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:12 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> A non-native speaker of English just reviewed copy I wrote and corrected
>> my “crook and cranny” to “nook and cranny.”
>> 
>> I think I’ve always understood “crook” to be some sort of small corner or
>> something. The expression is not in the Eggcorn Database, but is somewhat
>> common.
>> 
>> https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080922185112AApaZSe <
>> https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080922185112AApaZSe>
>> http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/17/messages/189.html <
>> http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/17/messages/189.html>
>> 
>> https://books.google.ca/books?id=oaHIBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT14&lpg=
>> PT14&dq=%22crook+and+cranny%22&source=bl&ots=hi7Ma7iIlq&
>> sig=9Q8_9F175UX4dD8PzcjRCGYJv_Y&hl=en&sa=X&ved=
>> 0ahUKEwio8rDuo4XVAhVGWRQKHaiiDXEQ6AEISTAI#v=onepage&q=%
>> 22crook%20and%20cranny%22&f=false <https://books.google.ca/
>> books?id=oaHIBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT14&lpg=PT14&dq=%22crook+and+
>> cranny%22&source=bl&ots=hi7Ma7iIlq&sig=9Q8_9F175UX4dD8PzcjRCGYJv_Y&hl=en&
>> sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio8rDuo4XVAhVGWRQKHaiiDXEQ6AEISTAI#v=onepage&q="crook and
>> cranny"&f=false>
>> 
>> https://books.google.ca/books?id=dSFfD0dpdS4C&pg=PA595&lpg=
>> PA595&dq=%22crook+and+cranny%22&source=bl&ots=F7aJtFwKkh&sig=
>> garx2cVSn8egKosajPcQx9v2IKU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio8rDuo4XVAhVGWRQKHaiiD
>> XEQ6AEITDAJ#v=onepage&q=%22crook%20and%20cranny%22&f=false <
>> https://books.google.ca/books?id=dSFfD0dpdS4C&pg=
>> PA595&lpg=PA595&dq=%22crook+and+cranny%22&source=bl&ots=F7aJtFwKkh&sig=
>> garx2cVSn8egKosajPcQx9v2IKU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio8rDuo4XVAhVGWRQKHaiiD
>> XEQ6AEITDAJ#v=onepage&q="crook and cranny"&f=false>
>> 
>> Wiktionary has “crook and nanny” (https://en.wiktionary.org/
>> wiki/crook_and_nanny <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/crook_and_nanny>) as
>> a Spoonerism, but I don’t think that influenced me.
>> 
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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>> 
> 
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