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Something unlikely in last week’s episode stirred the neurones of George here:
Regarding your offhand comments regarding the propensity of nooks by comparison to crannies: I though that crannies were the raised spaces surrounded by nooks. Thus, a cranny is defined by the absence created by nooks.
Assuming that is correct, then the world at large is mostly crannies, due to the relatively few nooks.
So, please answer me this, how far wrong is my assumption?
So far wrong that you are the very opposite of right, George! Observe how the dictionary defines ‘cranny’:
A small out-of-the-way place or obscure corner; nook.
If it’s any comfort, there IS another sense of cranny. But the dictionary has yet to validate it: