Tuesday, May 6, 2008

"You haven't posted for four days and THIS is the best you can do?"

When someone uses the term, "all the nooks and crannies", what the heck is a cranny?

10 comments:

JustRandi said...

I can just picture you lying awake at night wondering,
"What IS a cranny?"

I have no idea. Kind of like "every dog has its day".
Why do we use these sayings that make no sense?

Jes said...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary

-cran·ny
-Pronunciation: \ˈkra-nē\
-Function: noun
-Etymology:Middle English crany, from Middle French cren, cran notch
-Date:15th century

1 : a small break or slit : crevice
2 : an obscure nook or corner

Jes said...

PS) I would appreciate it if you removed the thought "nerd" from your mind, Kristy. Or else, I shall be forced to break out fluffy fingers.
:)

Rachel said...

I was so disappointed that Michael didn't try to solve the problem with fluffy fingers!

ganelle said...

Isn't a cranny a a really cross granny?

I just don't know why anyone would want a grumpy old lady on their English Muffin. Hmmm.

Dodi said...

I believe a cranny is the underside of a nook. The dark side!

Martha said...

All I know is that when my Granny got old, she no longer bothered cleaning: nooks or cranny...she just didn't see dirt...

Mom of Three said...

OK, so Tim's thought on this one is that crannies are granny cramps! Thought I would share.

ke said...

As opposed to nook whose definition is firmly rooted in every day usage? :)

Jill said...

A cranny would be the place where all your mismatched socks go to die.