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Talk:cater-corner

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Why do two of the examples give the spelling "catercorner," while the entry title is cater-corner"? 71.66.97.228 08:46, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

  • When a word has multiple spellings, we tend to have all translations, quotations, pronunciations etc at one place, rather than scattered around. All the other spellings should just have a simple "alternative spelling of" entry. SemperBlotto 08:50, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I believe the spelling "catercorner," which is not anomalous but in fact fairly commonly encountered in print, more so than "cater-corner", should be added in an "alternative spellings" section in this entry (whether it merits its own Wiktionary entry or not), rather than having it mysteriously appear, confusingly and with no explanation, in bold type in two examples. 71.66.97.228 09:04, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Google's Ngram viewer illustrates this a little better (and it is most likely pulling from the same data as 71.66.97.228's links). Are there any other sources that back up Google's data? If so (or if Google's data is enough to go by), I'd like to propose that "catercorner" be made the main form with "cater-corner" listed as a variant. The wiki pages would then be transposed as well ("cater-corner" page redirected to "catercorner" instead of the other way around). —This unsigned comment was added by 24.160.224.134 (talk) at 25 July 2012 (UTC).