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what does it mean...saw it in a US author's book :building X was kitty corner to building y...it intrigued me!
it means opposite corner...(I think, god might be wrong) but if you have a cross roads type situation with four buildings, kitty corner would be the one diagonally opposite...
I think it means diagonally opposite. I've heard it a lot - my American grandmother used to use the expression - but I've never been completely sure.
yes, diagonally oppositeoriginally 'cater-corner' iirc, from Fr catre & Latin quattuor ie where four roads meetcf Carfax in Oxford where the four main roads meet in the town centre
thank you...esp mrs B for the origin...i've learnt something new!
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