Grey vs Gray
April 7, 2004 2:06 AM Subscribe
To me, grey
are two different colors, not just two different spellings of the same color. I've asked a few friends, and so far I'm pretty much alone in my perceptions. Does anybody else think of two different colors depending on the spelling used?
posted by emmling to writing & language (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When I asked my family, they also thought of the two differently - one was a lighter color than the other (but they couldn't agree on which spelling meant which). However, I see it as grey being a normal, everyday grey color to a grey tinged with blue, and gray as being more of a reddish tint. For the record, I'm 22, female, and from the Pacific Northwest.