Talk:catawampus

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   Any sign that the out of kilter sense is related to kater-corner or kitty-corner? AFAICan recall they mean diagonally across (as opposed to falling in a neat line?...)
--Jerzyt 02:48, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

My impression from several other sources is that "something sideways or diagonal" might be the primary and preferred meaning. For example, consider http://wordsmith.org/words/catawampus.html --Filll (talk) 17:44, 30 November 2013 (UTC)