Caddy vs Catty

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

    Full Definition of CADDY


    1
    : a small box, can, or chest used especially to keep tea in

    2
    : a container or device for storing or holding objects when they are not in use




    http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/catty

    catty

    adjective


    having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it <a catty remark that served its only purpose: to make someone cry> Synonyms bad [slang], ******, catty, cruel, despiteful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, vicious, virulent
    Related Words devious, scoundrelly, scurvy, snakelike; acrimonious, bitter, envious, jaundiced, jealous, rancorous, resentful, vindictive, vitriolic; contemptuous, deprecating, derogatory, disdainful, disparaging, mean-spirited, obnoxious, opprobrious, scornful, snide, snotty, unkind, unkindly, unloving; baleful, baneful, evil; harsh, hostile, inimical; acrid, caustic, poisonous, scathing, venomous
    Near Antonyms compassionate, good, good-hearted, kind, kindhearted, kindly, sympathetic, warm, warmhearted; affable, agreeable, amiable, cordial, friendly, genial, gracious, nice, pleasant; affectionate, amorous, sweet, tender, tenderhearted; humane; altruistic, high-minded, humanitarian, magnanimous, noble, philanthropic (also philanthropical)
    Antonyms benevolent, benign, benignant, loving, unmalicious
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    Don't forget:
    cadĚdie also cadĚdy (kăd′ē)n. pl. cadĚdies1. One hired to serve as an attendant to a golfer, especially by carrying the golf clubs.
    2. Scots A boy who does odd jobs.
    3. Any of various devices for moving, carrying, or holding an item or collection of items, especially:a. A lightweight wheeled cart, often fitted with shelves or racks.
    b. A small tray with a handle and compartments for holding items such as toiletries or hardware.
    c. A lightweight freestanding rack designed to hold accessories.
    d. A small wheeled cart attached to a bicycle and used as a conveyance for a child.
    e. A tea caddy.


    from http://www.thefreedictionary.com
    SoldierNurse22 likes this.
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    This was a "Catty" post.
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    It's a hilarious post!

    Someone do "lose" vs. "loose" and "advice" vs. "advise."
    NutmeggeRN, SoldierNurse22, Emergent, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from wooh
    Don't forget:
    As a golfer, I was hoping someone would remember to post the golf definition of caddy.

    If I had guess, lose vs loose (as it relates to a license) is the most "mixed up" pair of words on this site.
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    Quote from psu_213
    As a golfer, I was hoping someone would remember to post the golf definition of caddy.

    If I had guess, lose vs loose (as it relates to a license) is the most "mixed up" pair of words on this site.
    Close, but my vote goes to 'counsel' and 'council'.
    SoldierNurse22 likes this.
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    Ah, you were over on that other thread . . . .


    How about caddy-corner vs. catty-corner?

    http://theamericanscholar.org/on-cad.../#.UvCYab8_vUQ


    The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. ~ Mark Twain
    GrnTea, imintrouble, and SoldierNurse22 like this.
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    Another one = affect vs effect. I have to think when I use these.

    Lie vs lay vs lain vs laid - forget about it. NO clue. My albatross!
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    Improperly placed apostrophes drive me bonkers. Use them for contractions and to imply possession....DO NOT use them when pluralizing!!!!!
    amoLucia and SoldierNurse22 like this.
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    Quote from Elvish
    Improperly placed apostrophes drive me bonkers. Use them for contractions and to imply possession....DO NOT use them when pluralizing!!!!!
    I was tasked to revise an SOP the other day that had "RN's" and "LPN's" all over the place. I felt my lip curl reflexively at the sight of such an apostrophic disaster.
    marshmallownurse, GrnTea, and Elvish like this.


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