Gray or Grey?

Gray or Grey?


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Mirage

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#1
Which spelling of this word do you use? I can never decide on one.

Gray us supposed to be the American spelling and Grey is the English spelling.

It's easy to remember though. American Gray has an A in it, English Grey has an E in it.

Does anybody else ever get confused by this?
 

Mirage

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#4
I was born and raised in the states, and guess what? GREY!

Yep. That's how you spell it. :D

But no, I never get confused by it.
Looks like you were always confused by it then. Technically you've been spelling it "wrong" all your life. ;)

And Echoes, odd thing is that both of them look right to me. I see them both all the time.
 

icegoat63

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#6
Honestly I think it depends on how I'm using the word.

When its more in reference to the color itself I'll spell it Gray. As in that building has a light gray tone to it.

When I'm using it more as a figure of speech or expression I will type it out Grey. As in... "there are always shades of grey"

Funny though because my firefox underlines grey as a misspelling.
 

green8659

Registered Member
#7
I've used both. I actually have to right the word a lot during my factory job in quality control. They won't let me put it as gray it has grey even though as I can see here the spell checker is yelling at me.