Nook and cranny OR crook and cranny
Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 11, 2002
In Reply to: Nook and cranny OR crook and cranny posted by distraught copyeditor on November 11, 2002
: Which is correct:
: I've searched every nook and cranny.
: 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
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