rubes sez, “Kiddie corner refers to a diagonal movement, similar to a child who does not follow the sidewalk but rather goes diagonally across the corner…”
I say that “kiddie corner”,
- Is not a word, but a midwestern colloquialism.
- It is taken from the real word, cattycorner.
We had a big argument about this at lunch today. My friend Heather (Minnesotan) agrees that it is a colloquialism… I showed rubes the dictionary entry, but he still doesn’t believe me.
Come on guys, help me eradicate the ignorance of rubes!
It is much easier to see ourselves as better than or even worse than, rather than accepting that we simply are. - John “The Penguin” Bingham