grey or gray
How do you spell the color grey or gray?
\ Sepia/ \  Sepia/ sepia sepia 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.

\ Sepia/ \ Sepia/ sepia sepia

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.

\ Sepia / sepia

See the entire chart of Commonly Misspelled Words


Please retweet and share
if you find this Resource useful

Bookmark This Page!
\ Sepia/ \  Sepia/ sepia sepia\ Sepia/ \  Sepia/ sepia sepiamyspace icontwitter icondigg iconfirefox iconinternet explorer icondelicious icontechnorati iconmixx icon



\ Sepia / sepia 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".

Ariat Mäns Men Terräng Pro H2O Vandring Boot Brun Timberland Mäns Flume Waterproof Boot Mörkbrun Rocky Mäns Outback Boot Ljusbrun Columbia Män Crestwood Vattentäta Vandrarbåt \ Rocky Men s FQ0006075 Construction Boot Svart Teva Männens M Arrowood Mid Vattentät Vandrarbåt Bison , XIANG GUAN Men s Outdoor High-Top Vattentät Trekking Vandringsskor Sand , Avenger Mäns Komposit Toe Zipper Stövlar Svart , Helly Hansen Mäns Montreal Boot New Wheat / Dark Earth , Fila Men s Watersedge 17 Vandringsstuga Gräslök / Svart / Guld , Ben Sport Mens Cool High Top Trail Mountain Vandringsskor Grön Timberland Mäns 6 \ Vete Quartz Exotic Lowa Mäns Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boot Antracit / Blå , Danner Mäns Jag Brown / Khaki Vandrings Boot Brun / kaki \ Magent / Yellow GRATIS SOLDAT Mäns Mid Vattentät Fotboll Utomhus Ryggsäck Svart , Vasque Mäns Inhaler Gore-Tex Vandringsstuga Magnet / Briljantblå , Rocky Mäns RKS0275 Vandring Boot Svart , Timberland White Ledge Mäns Vattentät Boot Mörkbrun Columbia Mäns Grants Pass WP Lättvita Vandringsskor \ Danner Mäns Kinetic 6 tums GTX Law Enforcement Boot Svart Timberland Mens Euro Sprint Vandrare Vinter Boot Marin Hi-Tec Mäns Borah Peak I Vattentät Vandringsstuga Mörk Choklad / Camo , Adidas utomhus man CW Pathmaker Vandring Boot Lastbrun / Svart / Utrustning Orange Timberland Mäns 6 \ Navy Monochrome , Columbia Män North Plains Ii Vattentät Mid Wide Vandring Boot \ Merrell Mens Capra Glacial Ice + Mid Vattentät Svart , Dr Comfort Men s Ranger Black Diabetic Hiking Boots Svart TQGOLD Mens Vandring Boots High-Top Utomhusdrakning Skor Vattentät Non-Slip Leather Suede Lightweight Ljusbrun
Steve Madden Women s Century Ankle Bootie Svart INC International Concepts Dam Ameliee Leather Closed Toe Mid-Calf Riding Cognac Brinley Co Womens Regular och Wide Calf Round Toe Faux Läder Mid-Calf Wedge Boots Brun , Fashion Slouch Faux Leatherette / Suede Mid Calf Motorcykel Stövlar Red_Zerin , morecome Kvinnor Mjuka Snö Stövlar Runda Toe Flat Vinterstövlar Vin YZHYXS Herrstövlar Vinter Vattentät Läder Utomhus Vandringsskor Svart Brun Svart , Timberland Mäns 6 \ Mörkgrön , New Balance Women s Fresh Foam Crush V1 Cross Trainer Dammad persika / Sunrise Glo Lara Kvinnors Mid Calf Gummi Rain Boots Wellies Vattentät Svart IDIFU Kvinnors Casual Mid Chunky Heels Platform Lace Up Full Zip Mid Calf Boots Svart , UGG Womens Chancey Svart Lara kvinnors bröllop Western Cowboy Boots Mid Calf Bridal Shoes Solbränna VFDB Kvinnor Mid Calf Boot Suede Faux Fur Tassel Utomhus Winter Snow Suede Flat Shoes Svart vit päls , MuckBoots Kvinnors Hale Plaid Boot Brun / Rosa Realtree Apc , Under Armour Men s Speedform AMP 2.0 Akademin (401) / Högvitt Gul LifeStride Women s Sikora Riding Boot Mörkbrun Latasa Women s Platform High Heels Dra på knäskor med höga klänningar Rosa Sam Edelman Kvinnors Olencia Knee High Boot Svart Kid Suede Leather , Fashion Heel Womens Kitten Heel Stretch Over Knä Boot Brun , Kamik Mäns Champlain2 Snow Boot Mörkbrun El Presidente Mäns Svart Alla Real Struts Quill Skin Cowboy Boots J Toe Svart Leather Classics Mäns 7-1 / 2 \ bourgogne , \ Basto Black Gripfast 10 Eyelet Steel Toe Boot Tillverkad i Storbritannien Vit J. Adams Lår High Block Heel Boot & ndash; Taupe Suede Uppdatera Fodral Kvinnors Peep Toe Lace Up Chunky Block Heel Över Knee Boot Grå , Kaitlyn Pan pekade Toe Studded Ballerina Läder Flats Neon Yellow Patent / Nude Trim / Gold Studs , LifeStride Women s Sevyn Dress Pump Eldröd Trotters Women s Liz Ballett Flat Rosa , Miz Mooz Kvinnors Bailey Ballet Flat Svart ,

 

 

 

 

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

\ Sepia/ \ Sepia/ sepia sepia


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

\ Sepia / sepia