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Old 07-24-2019, 03:40 PM
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Please tell me someone outside my family knows what this means?

Every time I say it people look at me like I have three heads.


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Old 07-24-2019, 03:42 PM
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I have. I live in the northeast - maybe itís a regional thing
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:43 PM
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Are you referring to something that is situated diagonally across from something else? If so, then I know what you mean, but I would say catty corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:44 PM
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Could it be catty-corner or kitty-corner or cata-cornered? All of those come from the word catercorner, meaning slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:44 PM
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Yes, but spelled catty-corner. I grew up hearing and using kitty-corner.


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Old 07-24-2019, 03:49 PM
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We use kitty corner in my world, but I would understand caddy corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:03 PM
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Weíve always said kitty corner... it I did understand your term.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:03 PM
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Yes, I understood the meaning right away.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:07 PM
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Yes, I know it as both caddycorner and kitty corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:13 PM
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I have only heard kitty-corner, but I understood what you meant.


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Old 07-24-2019, 04:16 PM
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I use that word and know what it means.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:36 PM
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Mid-Atlantic/upper South person ó catty-corner is what Iíve heard most often.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:46 PM
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idaho (and before that, california) here---i've known it to be kitty-corner
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:54 PM
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We saw catty-corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:03 PM
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We say kitty corner, but we know what catty corner means here in MI.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:11 PM
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Iím from the South and thatís how Iíve learned it!
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:24 PM
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I'm from the Midwest. We used catty corner and kitty corner interchangeably.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:30 PM
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Kitty corner
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:36 PM
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I've said it just as you did.
Never heard it said as kitty corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:39 PM
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And we always said "kittycorner" but knew that there was a more proper term for it...
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:03 PM
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I've heard it as catty corner, but I would have understood caddycorner. I never heard of kitty corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:11 PM
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Yes, we say caddy corner and Iíve seen it in books as catty corner, but never have I heard kitty corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:14 PM
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I have heard both kitty corner and caddy corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:14 PM
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That's exactly what anyone in our family would say and I grew up in the midwest and I still do.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:15 PM
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Iíve only heard it has caddy corner. Iíve never heard it called kitty corner.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:52 PM
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Sure, if you mean kitty-corner.

I have heard caddy/catty-corner, too, but I know that's just wrong
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Old 07-25-2019, 02:29 AM
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And I say kitty corner... but no idea what it has to do with cats New England gal.

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Old 07-25-2019, 03:10 AM
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Thanks for the picture.. My TV is Caddy corner in my living room. I found the furniture for it on Wayfair. If I searched Kitty corner or catty corner ..nothing would've come up..Here it's caddycorner.
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:10 AM
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I had no idea of the different versions. I do know what it means though.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:19 AM
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After reading all these posts, I have no clue which I say.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:30 AM
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I grew up in a midAtlantic state where we said catty corner to mean at a diagonal.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:38 AM
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Kitty corner here in the NE. But I've heard caddy corner as well.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:31 AM
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Sure, if you mean kitty-corner.

I have heard caddy/catty-corner, too, but I know that's just wrong
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:50 AM
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I know what you mean. I have always seen it spelled "catty-corner." I'm from the southeastern U.S.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:26 AM
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Midwest we said kittycorner
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:35 AM
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I'm from the south and it has always been catty corner. I've only heard one person my whole lifecsay kitty corner. They lived catty corner from us in Louisiana...they were from Montana.

You really want to confuse them through out the word cattywompis. 😆
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:50 AM
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I grew up in Rochester, NY and we said kitty corner. I found when I moved to Texas folks say caddy corner.
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:50 PM
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Lol, Angela! I say cattywampus too along with kitty-corner, although they mean different things.

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Old 07-25-2019, 02:09 PM
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I'm from PA and say caddycorner.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:27 PM
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We live in FL and my parents were born and raised in Baltimore. They said that all the time, so yep, know what it means!

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Old 07-25-2019, 05:58 PM
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Here in TX I just say diagonal. However, my husband, born in Idaho says catty corner. Or however you would spell it.

But y'all, he says a lot of weird stuff.
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:39 PM
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Lol, Angela! I say cattywampus too along with kitty-corner, although they mean different things.
What GR said Although I don't say it that often.
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