grey or gray
How do you spell the color grey or gray?
Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties  Graphite / Black The 7-Step Checklist to Master Your Morning

 


Which is correct, the "grey" or "gray" spelling?

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.

Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties Graphite / Black

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.

When all else fails..

grAy is how it's spelled in America
grEy is how it's spelled in England

"Is it grey or gray?" is likely one of the most frequently asked questions in regards to common misspellings, however there are many other commonly misspelled words related to regional differences. In most cases American spellings seem to be a bit more phonetic. Here's a handy chart.

Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties Graphite / Black

See the entire chart of Commonly Misspelled Words


Please retweet and share
if you find this Resource useful

Bookmark This Page!
Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties  Graphite / BlackSorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties  Graphite / Blackmyspace icontwitter icondigg iconfirefox iconinternet explorer icondelicious icontechnorati iconmixx icon



Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties Graphite / Black What is the difference between grey and gray?

According to a very comprehensive color charted provided by Clorford.com (a trusted resource on color swatches) grey and gray are actually two different "color swatches".

Brinley Co Womens Regular och Wide Calf Round Toe Faux Läder Mid-Calf Wedge Boots Röd , Bogs Kvinnors Amanda Plush Snow Boot Svart Koolaburra från UGG Women s Classic Slim Tall Winter Boot kastanj , Mofri Kvinnors Trendiga Fluffy Fur Splicing Round Toe Invisible High Wedge Heel Plattform Dra på Under knäet Ridstövlar bourgogne Brinley Co Kvinnors Olive-WC Riding Boot Svart bred kalv New Balance Women s BW1000V1 Fresh Foam Walking Shoe Svart / Grå Stil av Charles David Kvinnors Lenny Fashion Boot Svart , Nocona Boots Kvinnors Old West Tan F Toe Boot Solbränna Harley-Davidson Kvinnors Balsa Work Boot Brun , Kamik Rogue 9 Women s Boot Svart , Kamik Women s Porto Insulated Winter Boot Kobolt Leoy88 Fashoin Studded Womens Chunky High Heel Martin Mid Calf Lace Up Stövlar Höga Stövlar Brun , Mavirs Knee High Stövlar, Kvinnor Runda Toe Lår Hög över knäet Boots Stretch Suede Flat Heel Tall stövlar Taupe-3cm , Laredo Kvinnors Runaway Western Boot Brun , Avanti Storm Rain Boot Vattentät Med Avtagbar Stickad Manschett Monogram-Plattformad Svart och Grå , Polar Products Womens Original Short Festival Vattentät Wellie Snow Wellingtons Boots Svart SOREL Kvinnors Tofino Ii Svart sten SHOWHOW Kvinnors Dagliga Vinter Bred Kalv Vattentät Chunky Heel Booties Vit , Summerwhisper Kvinnors Trendigt Faux Suede Fur snör åt runt Toe Flats Warm Fleece Lined Mid Kalv Snow Boots Skor Grå Aisun Women s Comfort Casual Studded Spänne Rem Drag På Round Toe Mid Heels Slouchy Mid Calf Wedge Boots Röd AOJIAN Clearance Women Sweet Boot Stilig Flat Flock Shoes Snow Boots Brun , Nomad Women s Puddles III Rain Shoe Bon Jour Easy Street Women s Quinn Plus Harness Boot Granit Burnish , Joules Women s Mollywelly Rain Boot Marinregnande hundar Kamik Women s Heidi Rain Boot Röd , Lauren Ralph Lauren Women s Quinly Boot Ljusröd / Svart , Top Moda Sophie-30 Women s Back Snörning Chunky Heel Zipper Mid-Calf Boots Shoes Vin , TOMS Kvinnors Nepal Snow Boot Oxford Tan Suede Faux Hair El Naturalista Kvinnors N007 Boot Brun
Koolaburra vid UGG Kvinnors Victoria Tall Fashion Boot Sobel Lugz Women s Tambora Fashion Boot Kaffe / Antik Mässing / Svart Northside Women s Sun Peak Vattentät Kall väder Boot Sten , Cambridge Välj Kvinnors Runda Toe Lace Up Buckle Racka Chunky Heel Combat Boot Skin Pu Timberland White Ledge Mäns Vattentät Boot Mörkbrun , Danner Mäns Pronghorn 8-tums GTX oisolerad jaktstuga Realtree Extra Green / Brown , Minnetonka Women s 3-Layer Fringe Boot Brun , NCAA Florida Gators Kvinnors 10-tums Gameday Boots Mässing , Bella Vita Women s Tanner II Plus Harness Boot Svart Faux Läder CLIFFS AV VIT MOUNTAIN Cliffs KARLINE Kvinnors Boot, Vete / NAT - 9 M - , Nybalans Mäns MX624v2 Casual Comfort Training Sko Svart , Reebok Kvinnors Yourflex Trainette RS 5.0L träningssko Lush Orchid / Blazing Pink / Urban Plum / White , Skechers Sport Mäns Afterburn M. Fit Mid High Sneaker Grå / svart PUMA Kvinnors Rebel Mid WNS FTD Mu Cross-Trainer Shoe Puma Black-Puma Silv IDIFU Kvinnors Sexiga Höga Klackar Chunky Platform Boots Sidoklänning Knee High Booties Vit , New Balance Women s 711v3 Cross Trainer Stål / Blå Iris Mofri Kvinnors Chic Splicing Block High Heel Rund Toe Side Zipper Under Knee High Boots Brun Muck Boot Kvinnors Arctic Sport II Tall Snow Totalt Eclipse / Gran , TONGPU Tall Knee-High PU Läder Wrap Rain Boot Spänne penelope Svart , Aisun Women s Simple Dressy Inside Zip Upp Slim Block High Heels Round Toe Knä Höga Stövlar Med dragkedja Brun , Columbia Mäns Bugaboot Plus III OH Wide Cold Weather Boot Lera / Squash omfattande Adidas Mäns Crossknit 2.0 Golfsko Noble Ink / Noble Indigo / Ftwr White , FAMMZ Mäns Man MB-1 Mode Stilfulla Motorcykel Ridning Långa Knä Höga Stövlar Brun , Visa Shine Women s Chic Beaded Pendants High Heel Tall Boots Rosa Breckelles Outlaw-81 Ridning Stövlar Svart / Outlaw-81 , Bella Marie Kvinnors Bd-2530 Pointed-Toe Slouch Lår-High High Heel Dress Stövlar Svart Skechers Women s Go Golf Birdie Wide Golfsko Blå / Charcoal , Brinley Co Womens Regelbunden bred kalv och Extra Wide Kalv Ruched Stacked Heel Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots Taupe DREAM PAIRS Kvinnors Debbie Mid Wedge Heel Pump Skor Naken Pu ,

 

 

 

 

According to a survey conducted both in the U.S. and England, many people believe grey is an actual color perceived as the hue of "silver", and gray is a sliding scale of values from black to white.


Historical Footnote

samuel johnson picturegrey or gray icon graphic According to an interesting and authoritative note in the Oxford English Dictionary, the spelling "gray" was championed by Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer and other English lexicographers; but in the twentieth century "grey" became the established spelling in Britain anyway.

Meanwhile, in the United States, "gray" became standard somewhat earlier. Examining two nineteenth-century U.S. dictionaries--Webster's Academic Dictionary (1867) and Webster's Condensed Dictionary (~1897)--and both include entries for "grey" that refer readers to "gray" for the term's definitions. So what is the difference between grey and gray? On the one hand, this indicates an early preference in the United States (or at least at Merriam-Webster) for "gray"; but on the other, it suggests an incomplete victory, since British spellings such as "labour" and "labelled" don't appear in those dictionaries at all.

"No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous."
—Samuel Johnson, on the behavior of the British colonists in America; "An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain.

Ways to profit from misspellings

Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties Graphite / Black


Rio Rocket's RocketBlog Rio Rocket's RocketBlog Ranked #1 for 8 Years Straight by
The Best SEO Plugin

Site Links

The Graysites

3 Easy Things to 4x Your Output

Wise Words

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. "

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

- W. Somerset Maugham

Sorel Kvinnors Joan Rain Wedge Booties Graphite / Black