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GREY or GRAY???

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How do you spell this color???

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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Caitlinsmom09
by Bronze Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Grey
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summerbear
by Silver Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Gray.

Grey is a name, imo.
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momtolittleg
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Gray
JMmomof2
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Gray is a color
Grey is a name
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Lol


Quoting HarleyMom4599:

Lol I just had this debate with myself (Yes, myself alone) and wound up changing my entire sentence around to avoid it :)

TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Grey
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Grey. I'm in Ireland
LectioDivina
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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Which is correct, the "grey" or "gray" spelling? 

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Have you often wondered "Am I spelling g-r-e-y correctly...or is it g-r-a-y?". How do you spell the color grey or gray? Well, the answer is they are both correct. There are two acceptable spellings. Gray is used primarily in the United States and other areas that use US English. Grey is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English.

The only exceptions to these rules are:

1. Proper nouns such as a last name; Earl Grey and Zane Grey would not be spelled Gray and L.H. Gray must be always be spelled Gray.

2. Greyhound as in the dog breed.

3. Food irradiation (quantity of radiation energy absorbed by the food as it passes through the radiation field during processing). 1 Gray = 0.001 kGy = 1 joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of food irradiated.

When all else fails..

grAy is how it's spelled in America 
grEy is how it's spelled in England

"Is it grey or gray?" is likely one of the most frequently asked questions in regards to common misspellings, however there are many other commonly misspelled words related to regional differences. In most cases American spellings seem to be a bit more phonetic. Here's a handy chart.

TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM
From Wikipedia

I say grey and I'm Canadian

The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700.[2]Grey is the British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand and South African spelling, although gray remained in common usage in the UK until the second half of the 20th century.[3]Gray is the preferred American spelling, although grey is an accepted variant.[4][5]Gray became the preferred spelling in American English around 1825.[6]
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mommyrustina
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Both are correct, "grey" is the UK spelling and the one I prefer. I really don't trust my fellow Americans with the English language..

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