What is the name of this color?

PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
Sort of a spinoff, but more because I don't want to guano, I noticed in PartyHair's "Whatcha wearin' today" thread that PH used "gray," and MzShvy used "grey." So it got me thinking... which one do people use? I'm a "grey" person myself. :lol:
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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    one is a british spelling andthe other is American. Where are you from? ;)
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    FreeCurls wrote:
    one is a british spelling andthe other is American. Where are you from? ;)

    America, but I love all things British, and even tried to convince my husband to move to London 8 years ago. :D
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I use "gray" (obviously). I like the other spelling but I think it looks a bit affected coming from someone who was raised in a cornfield and now lives in south Texas. :lol:
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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    to me Grey is more of a name (Like Earl grey) than a color except for when describing eye colour I think of grey. weird huh?
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I have always used grey and have never given it much thought. I grew up all over the world, so who knows where I picked it up.
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  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Tonight I shall ask my cat what he prefers; he's grey/gray. :)
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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    I use both. My mother is from England and my father from Canada, so between them and my American schooling, it is probably no surprise. I was able to break the "-our" habit (color/colour, neighbor/neighbour) but the gray/gray I can't seem to just stick to one spelling.

    When learning to write my parents seemed to have forgot that I would be taught American English. :lol:
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    mazey wrote:
    I use both. My mother is from England and my father from Canada, so between them and my American schooling, it is probably no surprise. I was able to break the "-our" habit (color/colour, neighbor/neighbour) but the gray/gray I can't seem to just stick to one spelling.

    When learning to write my parents seemed to have forgot that I would be taught American English. :lol:

    I never did the -our, or the -tre thing, just seemed TOO affected for my little Midwestern self. :lol:
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  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 208Registered Users
    Think 'grey, is English & 'gray' is American.
    Bit like 'colour' & 'color'.
    Dont know why though, with books, internet etc its all mixed up now anyway.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I use them interchangeably, without thinking about it. And afterwards tend to look and go "huh, guess that's how I spell it today."
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    NetG wrote:
    I use them interchangeably, without thinking about it. And afterwards tend to look and go "huh, guess that's how I spell it today."
    Me too! Sometimes my fingers can't make up their minds and they type greay! :lol: LOL I often use the British spellings as well, but I was born and raised in Cali. :?: :D

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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I've always written it grEy but when I'd do a spellcheck I'd be told it's grAy. GRRR
  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    I lost an in-class spelling bee in fifth grade because I spelled it "grey." I've never forgotten that! I think I use them interchangably, but whenever I type "grey" I feel like a rebel!
  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    I don't really care all that much - I like grey and I'm sticking to it! :twisted:
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