Last Updated on 2018-10-31 by Linda
Time to restart the Grey vs Gray debate and I am not talking Grey’s Anatomy. What is the correct spelling is it an “a” or an “e”. Do you have a preference or maybe a favourite. ( or is it favorite?)
Language, spelling, words, why is it so very complicated. It all started in the 1800’s when a man named Noah Webster changed the spelling of many words to what is referred to as an “Americanized”version. Personally I just think he forgot the ” U” .
Ever wonder why? Was he that self centered that his life revolved around “I”? Had he just suffered a break up so there was no room for ” u” in his life. He just opted to say there is no room for you in neighbor and the “you” just became “u”
OK you know I am slightly kidding but totally serious, why are the words different and does it matter?.
Blogging and English
I came across an interesting statement when I was researching the differences. “It is important to keep these differences in mind when blogging. If you’re blogging primarily for Canadians, then use the Canadian spelling. When blogging for Americans, use the U.S. spelling. Or you’re blogging for both, then keep in mind that the U.S. population is roughly 10 times that of Canada.” Do you believe this, does it matter? For myself I usually judge, if there is no “U” I figure American, I do not assume ohhhh you can’t spell. Do you look at colour and wonder why I did that or do you just gloss over the words?
It is kind of crazy and complicates the written word. I mean seriously it’s not bad enough to debate is it “its or it’s “now you have to think “U” or no “u”. I get the “i” before “e” except after “c” or when sounded like “a” like in neighbour or way…. or was that neighbor.
The “U” Rule
If you are Canadian always remember, well actually there is no tried and fast rule but I figure always add a “u” after and “O” and before an “r” just seems to work
Have you noticed we always double our L’s and reverese our “re’s”. I mean I am a Traveller who was a medallist that needs to see a counseller because my flight was cancelled. Honest, I want to be in the centre of the circle because he has a sabre at the theatre.
Did you hear my neighbour is in the parlour, it is actually a rumour he is really at the Harbour.
Confused yet? So back to the Grey on Gray conversation. Grey is the spelling in England ( and Canada, Australia etc) and Gray is American. A for American E for England… how cool is that.
My Gray on Grey is a favourite. The skirt from Ricki’s was a find, 11.00 on the clearance rack years ago and I never tire of it. (Here, Here or even here) Paired with the Old Navy Gray Boyfriend Cardigan I think it makes a fun outfit. Fun leggings and boots/shoes really change the look. Today I added this beauty from 7 Charming Sisters.
7 Charming Sisters
Have I mentioned my love of 7 Charming Sisters? Relatively sure I have shared all of my fabulous finds but its the company itself that is pretty cool. 7 Charmings Sisters have created a series of seven different lines of jewelry, each catering to different tastes and occasions. No matter who you are or where the day takes you, 7 Charming Sisters has something perfect for your unique style. I can confidently state I have sampled from each of the various lines and I love it all. It probably will not surprise you that as a result of my love of statement pieces I have partnered with 7 Charming Sisters as a Brand Ambassador. As a result I am so excited to provide you with an amazing discount code labo20 a 20% discount on all non clearance items.
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