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Caddy vs Catty

  1. 7 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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  3. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Don't forget:
    cad-die also cad-dy (kăd′ē)n. pl. cad-dies1. 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
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  4. Visit  RNGriffin profile page
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    This was a "Catty" post.
  5. Visit  mclennan profile page
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    It's a hilarious post!

    Someone do "lose" vs. "loose" and "advice" vs. "advise."
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  6. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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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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  7. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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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'.
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  8. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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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
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  9. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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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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  10. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Improperly placed apostrophes drive me bonkers. Use them for contractions and to imply possession....DO NOT use them when pluralizing!!!!!
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  11. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
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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.
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  12. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    Quote from amoLucia
    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!
    My trick for remembering affect versus effect.

    Affect is A verb.
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  13. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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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 have to think with this one sometimes. I learned something the other day helping my son with a report. He was writing a report on a monkey and its habitat. I thought it would be written a "monkey and it's habitat" but we looked it up and it is written correctly without the apostrophe. It is not something I commonly write down but I thought it was interesting knowledge.
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  14. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    'It's' is only used as a contraction for 'it is'. So if you can say 'it is' and keep the proper meaning of the sentence, then it's ok to use 'it's'. Beyond that, gotta leave out the apostrophe.

    But yeah, like SoldierNurse said.....it drive me crazy to read something in an email (or an AN post....just sayin') that goes, "We like to give our postpartum mom's Motrin for pain" or something. I want to stab the paper it's written on!!!!!
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