Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gray or Grey and the Happy Winners ...

In writing my review for the Let’s Get Ready Series, I described one page listing all the colors. I always get mixed up when I am trying to write the word Grey/Gray. I really don't remember which way they taught me at school. The Let's Get Ready series uses the spelling "Gray." So what is up with this word?

There are many, many blog posts dedicated to the Grey/Gray topic. I like this one by Bernie Zimmerman. His post pops up first in a Google search for "Gray Grey Spelling." http://www.bernzilla.com/item.php?id=232. Here's a Wikipedia post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_(color).

Guess it comes down to whether or not you prefer using British or American English. Personally, I like grey, which it the British form. The reason? Well, the grey spelling seems to fit the word better, a kind of blah, dreary color. For some reason, the spelling gray just seems too happy to me, maybe because it contains the letter "a" like the word happy. Which way do you prefer?

Here's a great educational printable for kids on the topic:

Anyway, I'm glad that even though it is cold today it isn't grey outside. I'm so happy to see the sun! And, I have some happy news. Here are all the winners for my giveaways from the past few weeks, all chosen using the handy random.org! All have been notified and have 72 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Congrats!

Let’s Get Ready Series Book Giveaway

The Winner is Amy

I'm Turning Green Book Giveaway

The Winner is Hoping for a Miracle~~

Inkheart Book Giveaway

The Winner is cmp

Sylvan Learning Products Giveaway

The 5 Winners are:
judybrittle, dddiva, shopannies, daytoncat, Trina

My Fruit Roll-Ups Giveaway

The Winner is The Domestic Diva Wanna-Be


Katya said...

I like "gray" but that's only because I'm already used to it. And "grey" really DOES look like it would represent a "blah" color! Whoah.. never thought of it that way

annies home said...

I always thought it was gray but who really knows I am not the best speller
I only know i am not blue because I am a winner YEAH!