Posted by James Briggs on November 11, 2002
In Reply to: Left out part of paste posted by Bruce Kahl on November 11, 2002
: : : Which is correct:
: : : I've searched every nook and cranny.
: : : OR
: : : I've searched every crook and cranny.
: : : ???
: : : I've seen both.
: : Here in the NE part of the US I have only seen and heard nook and cranny.
: One entry found for nook.
: Main Entry: nook
: Pronunciation: 'nuk
: Function: noun
: Etymology: Middle English noke, nok
: Date: 14th century
: 1 chiefly Scottish : a right-angled corner
: 2 a : an interior angle formed by two meeting walls : RECESS b : a secluded or sheltered place or part
It's 'nook and cranny' here in the UK too. I've never heard of the other version.