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George Lippard
02-21-2010, 11:25 PM
I prefer the more bucolic, homely gray but use grey.

The internet says that

Gray is a color. Grey is a *colour*.

which leads me to believe that gray is the US usage and grey is outside the US.

edit: the site www.greyorgray.com says the following.

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.

BoneKrusher
02-21-2010, 11:42 PM
had to go with Gray.

sbh15
02-21-2010, 11:43 PM
If you asked me to spell it, I'd probably say gray. But I find myself using grey pretty often.

Vikes99ej
02-21-2010, 11:44 PM
Wow, now that I think about it, I have no idea which one I use.

ElectricEye
02-21-2010, 11:46 PM
I've always used grey. It just seems to make more phonetic sense to me. Looks better too.

TACKLE
02-21-2010, 11:48 PM
Grey all day

Bills2083
02-21-2010, 11:49 PM
I alternate between the two.
But I voted for gray because it's used in the USA.

zachsaints52
02-21-2010, 11:50 PM
In the hills its Gray.

niel89
02-22-2010, 12:02 AM
Wow, now that I think about it, I have no idea which one I use.

yeah me either. I went with e.

Brothgar
02-22-2010, 12:04 AM
Grey because I take the bus everywhere

holt_bruce81
02-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Gray, don't even know why.

WMD
02-22-2010, 12:18 AM
I spell it grey. I also go with 'theatre' rather than 'theater'.

yo123
02-22-2010, 12:18 AM
I use gray every time without thinking about it.

The Unseen
02-22-2010, 12:26 AM
Grey because of LOTR, but I probably vary between the two in reality

BlindSite
02-22-2010, 01:39 AM
The correct spelling is Grey, the US spelling is Gray

MikeVickTheSickest
02-22-2010, 01:46 AM
I'm gonna vote G A Y which is what this post is, Lord Lippard still making foolish garbage at its finest

CashmoneyDrew
02-22-2010, 02:08 AM
The correct spelling is Grey, the US spelling is Gray

This whole statement contradicts itself.

AntoinCD
02-22-2010, 03:23 AM
I voted for grey because grey is a colour. It's not one of my favourite colours and there is an arguement that grey is a crap colour. However in greys defence it's okay

El Peefs?????
02-22-2010, 04:20 AM
**** you and your stereotypes George, thats what I ******* vote for.

Addict
02-22-2010, 05:14 AM
I'm a grey guy. Gray looks stupid.

tjsunstein
02-22-2010, 08:18 AM
I think I use the 'e'

killxswitch
02-22-2010, 09:06 AM
Grey because of Jean Grey.

Caddy
02-22-2010, 09:15 AM
America is doing it wrong.

Brothgar
02-22-2010, 09:25 AM
I spell it grey. I also go with 'theatre' rather than 'theater'.

So then you drive a Chevrolet movie theatre?

kZwhNFOn4ik

ImBrotherCain
02-22-2010, 11:01 AM
Seeing as my favorite band is Evergrey...

I go with Grey

George Lippard
02-22-2010, 11:04 AM
I'm gonna vote G A Y which is what this post is, Lord Lippard still making foolish garbage at its finest
hey lord lippard why dont you go drink some tea with the queen and take your stat sheet from the polo game old chap and leave the sports talk to people who actually WATCH the sport.

You're quite taken with me.

brat316
02-22-2010, 11:33 AM
your being snarky

George Lippard
02-22-2010, 11:36 AM
your being snarky

now I am....

CJSchneider
02-22-2010, 11:49 AM
now I am....

Now we both are.

Brothgar
02-22-2010, 11:53 AM
You two are gash.

CJSchneider
02-22-2010, 11:54 AM
Hey, I'm at work. It's in my nature to correct things while I'm here.

UK_Cheesehead
02-22-2010, 01:11 PM
Grey because it's UK English.

But then sometimes I have to use US English like with "color" instead of "colour" because of coding in HTML/CSS.

FlyingElvis
02-22-2010, 01:45 PM
A poll with no question . . .

http://nowsourcing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bush_doing_it_wrong.jpg

Beans
02-22-2010, 01:48 PM
i roll with the grey

The_Dude
02-22-2010, 02:04 PM
I like to mix it up from time to time, but in the end i usually go with grey.

MiMoOo
02-22-2010, 02:37 PM
I'm confused!:confused:

George Lippard
02-22-2010, 02:43 PM
Are you a fan of Halo, MiMoOo?

Bosanac01
02-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Are you a fan of Halo, MiMoOo?

He's a pro halo player!!

MiMoOo
02-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Are you a fan of Halo, MiMoOo?

Yea buddy!! Thats me.

Bosanac01
02-22-2010, 04:17 PM
Yea buddy!! Thats me.

you sir are a legend!!

CJSchneider
02-22-2010, 04:17 PM
I'm enjoying his sig, I know that much.

MiMoOo
02-22-2010, 04:23 PM
I'm enjoying his sig, I know that much.

I got it made just for you! :)

Bosanac01
02-22-2010, 04:24 PM
I got it made just for you! :)

CJ doesn't appreciate that, he's a married man. How dare you.

Tell him CJ!

George Lippard
02-22-2010, 04:26 PM
CJ doesn't appreciate that, he's a married man. How dare you.

Tell him CJ!

You underestimate CJ.

http://www.taylorbrooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/lawrence-office-space.jpg

MiMoOo
02-22-2010, 04:28 PM
CJ doesn't appreciate that, he's a married man. How dare you.

Tell him CJ!

LOL, I doubt CJ will be mad about this. :)

CJSchneider
02-22-2010, 04:40 PM
CJ doesn't appreciate that, he's a married man. How dare you.

Tell him CJ!

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o91/jorb59/20060419-faith2.jpg

I find your lack of faith disturbing, Bos.

wogitalia
02-23-2010, 08:16 PM
Got to go with grey. Can't say I've ever used or felt an inclination to use gray.

That said... In Australia we speak and write UK English so I've been brought up to write grey and colour and centre and all kilometre and what not...

That said, I can never remember whether it is US or UK english that uses "z" and "s" in words like recognise and I'm pretty sure I just alternate where I feel like it in those cases, according to wiki, in British english this is perfectly acceptable to do!

Also the wiki on the differences is kind of cool. The aluminium one in particular is cool, I'd always wondered why American's always mispronounced the word as alumina, turns out that is what you guys call it. Though it does make me wonder whether those that are educated in the sciences call it aluminium or alumina. Anyone who has done any chemistry units care to clarify this?

Malaka
02-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Wow, looking at the list I see I spell a lot of things the UK way even though I was born and lived in America all my life... (I voted grey btw)

wogitalia
02-23-2010, 09:16 PM
The best thing about the wiki list is that it excuses my interchangeable use of ise and ize. I support whenever wiki proves I'm not doing something wrong.