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Title: Not gray, grey
Post by: Greybeard on 30.04. 2016 09:35
I've been annoyed that I spelled my forum name 'Graybeard' when I signed up; it always seemed wrong. I believe the name of that colour may be spelt either way but grey seems more correct to me. I've changed my username and signature. Don't worry, it's still me.  *smile*
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: bsa-bill on 30.04. 2016 09:43
I think Grey is a colour and Gray is a surname but i have been known to be wrong
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: duTch on 30.04. 2016 12:06

 No wuzzas GB, I think I checked the dictionary a while ago and either is correct, but I also could still be wrong.
 Can't go (too far) wrong with GB though  *smile*
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: metalflake11 on 30.04. 2016 12:31
Isn't 'gray' the American spelling for 'grey'?
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: RichardL on 30.04. 2016 16:29
I think Grey is a colour and Gray is a surname but i have been known to be wrong

(Warning! I have often wondered about and teetered between the two spellings. As I got into this, I found myself getting absorbed in it and have now written the following tedious comments.)

"Gray" is the more common, but not exclusive, spelling for the color in the US and for other US-English-speaking peoples. The opposite being true for other English-speaking peoples. Neither should be considered wrong, wherever. Either spelling is found in surnames regardless of turf, as in Zane Grey (American writer who was born "Gray", but the family soon changed the spelling of their name), or Andrew Gray (1st Lord Gray of Scotland).

Richard L.
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: bsa-bill on 30.04. 2016 17:39
I'm partial to an occasional cup of earl grey
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: nimrod650 on 30.04. 2016 20:26
I've been annoyed that I spelled my forum name 'Graybeard' when I signed up; it always seemed wrong. I believe the name of that colour may be spelt either way but grey seems more correct to me. I've changed my username and signature. Don't worry, it's still me.  *smile*
having a grey day is better than having a gray day
Title: Re: Not gray, grey
Post by: RichardL on 30.04. 2016 22:10
having a grey day is better than having a gray day

Somehow, and for no explainable reason, I agree,

Richard L.