Gray or Grey?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mirage, Jun 21, 2008.


Gray or Grey?

  1. Gray

  2. Grey

  3. Either

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    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?

  2. starfx6464

    starfx6464 Awesome

    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.
  3. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    I always say gray. The other way looks weird.
  4. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    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.
  5. EXQEX9

    EXQEX9 Yep.

    I dont care at all. Seriously. At all. None. 0.
  6. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    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.
  7. green8659

    green8659 Registered Member

    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.
  8. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5



    I use either.
  9. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    They both are perfectly acceptable to me. I've seen both used and used both.
  10. Atreyu

    Atreyu #2 New Zealander

    Because its american

    It also underlines colour as being wrong. Despite most of Europe and many other countries spell it that way

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