What Are Nooks And Crannies?

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What are nooks and crannies? It seems like a legitimate question to me. Why doesn’t anybody ever give you a straight answer? People use expressions like this all the time and have no idea what they are saying. I know what a nook is, but crannies……I don’t have the foggiest. I’ve used the expression myself when I describe cleaning jobs.” Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies,” I say to the maids.


Nooks, I think, are the little spaces in a room that a cleaner might overlook. You want to make sure that they get cleaned when you’re paying good money. I, Don Rogers, have never actually cleaned a nook, but I take offense when other people cut corners.

Maybe cleaning the nooks and crannies started as a thanksgiving or holiday expression. It’s the only time anybody eats cranberries and maybe a few of them rolled into the nooks. I really don’t know.

There are so many questions that need to be answered before I die. Everybody just beats around the bush when you ask legitimate questions.

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Like the time my hockey coach gave us some training instructions and then he asked if we had any questions. So I asked him, “coach, why can’t you kiss hookers?” It’s a legitimate question that just never gets answered. It doesn’t affect my life very much, I just want to know. The coach never answered  my question, but I did become familiar with every nook and cranny on the bench that season.

I don’t think that I’ll ever get a straight answer. I have no contact with hookers myself, so if anybody else speaks to one in the near future…… could you ask her what a cranny is.

Thanks, Don

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