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How do you spell it? Both are accepted according to my English professor. I spell it usually "G R A Y".

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To me, gray is a color, Grey is a name (as in Jean Grey --OK this is what happens when people start posting comic book related wallpapers).

"Grey" is also the official British spelling of the word. But I am not British, so the rule doesn't apply to me.

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I haven't noticed the spelling difference until now. I've used both. Do I care which one is correct? No. Language is so mixed up in today's society that it doesn't even matter. :P

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"Grey" is also the official British spelling of the word. But I am not British, so the rule doesn't apply to me.

no rules apply to me. i am free of all rules.

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Doesn't matter to me, since I'm Canadian, I'm free of all rules.

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Grey for the win.

Drop a letter in "gray" and it just sounds like an insult. Speaking of which, I got called that today:

"Nick. You gry guy..."

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Since im not british it'd be gray for me. Gray's a color and grey's a name like wizard said

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Listen colonial types... Gray is GREY... as in the colour grey... and that's COLOUR not color. Okay? or should that be OK?

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Yep, Grey is the colour and the name, I believe, comes from that. So both should be spelt the same, as in Gandalf The Grey :D

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Although I hate seeing the word gray written, In the case of whether grey or gray wins doesn't matter, because it's really a language thing. If you are american chances are you use gray. If your an aussie you are more likely to use grey. As Paralex said, language is so muddled up now it doesn't really matter.

The first thing i did when I got my iMac was rename the colour gray to grey. =P

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grey is the colour. (Yes, in Australia, colour has a "U")

gray refers to, like 'dull' or 'depressing' subject. ie- "the weather was rather gray today"

... thats according my own ozzy dictionary anyway.

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You know what's f**ked up the English language? Microsoft Word spell check.

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I was surprised that both work in (this) bbcode, (safari; ) html and css

[NOPARSE][/NOPARSE]gray[NOPARSE][/NOPARSE]

[NOPARSE][/NOPARSE]grey[NOPARSE][/NOPARSE]

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I usually spell colour with a "U", and I'm a bloody New Yorker. Have been all my life. The "colour" thing I'm damn sure I picked up from this site. Too many damn brits and aussies :P. oh and for those who are, you all owe me 12 points on my English midterm, for that xD

since we're also on language deformities, we New Yorkers dont believe in the letter "r" nor the existance of any punctual mark besides an exclamatory point.

but thats spoken language. I try to be as perfect as possible when I'm typing.

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Gray is proper for a name as well as Grey is a proper name. Grey is the correct colour as well as gray is the correct color. Use the American spell checker and colour gets the red which makes gray gay. :D

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Ok, here is how it is: If you're american you say gray and color.

If you were british or australian (which a lot of people are that posted in this thread :P) you'd say grey and colour. Also, when I typed grey or colour in firefox it underlines it in red.

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Stop arguing there is no such word. It's spelled graie :P

It's grey and my firefox says nothing about the spelling of that colour.

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OK.. Here's the proper spelling of it:

United States - Gray

Britian and rest of world where english is spoken - grey

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Grey refers to any shade between black and white.

Gray is the adjective of a color (a gray day).

But Grey became the established British spelling in the 20th century,

while Gray remains the correct American English term.

Today, there are two acceptable spellings of the word.

So you may use one or the other as you please.

Since I too am Canadian, I have decided to live freely, without these boundaries ;)

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Since I too am Canadian, I have decided to live freely, without these boundaries

Rep the maple syrup :D

see, us canadians dont need no rules :)

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