Kitty-corner

Posted By Kearth on Aug 16, 2017


I learn something new every day.

I take that back. I’m not sure I learned anything at all last week. I sleep a lot, and that may explain it – oh, and I had a bad sneezing and itching attack for a couple of days last week – but otherwise, I actually do learn something new every day. Mostly.

Today I learned that what I thought was a quite-commonly-used-word-or-actually-a-word-with-a-dash-in-it is different to some people than to others. And I was quite surprised. Flummoxed, even. The word is “kitty-corner” and I’m genuinely more than frustrated by the news. Some people – and you know who you are – actually believe it is “catercorner” and are not even ashamed of that fact.

Catercorner?

Really?

Catercorner?

That doesn’t even make sense. It’s obviously kitty-corner. You know, the word that refers to something diagonal or diagonally placed. For example, if I put 4 cats on a table and one of them is diagonal from…

Wait.

Did I just say, “cats?”

Wait.

My head is spinning. I better sit down.

I’m sitting now. Spinning is stopping. I must have just learned something. Yes, I did just learn something. I learned that it actually may be fine for different people to have different ways to say things, or even spell them. Sometimes. Mostly I like it when people agree with me, and often expect it, but in the case of kitty-corner vs. catercorner, I obviously don’t even agree with myself.

My head is starting to spin again. Now I’m thinking about cattywampus vs. catawampus.

I better lie down.

 

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