Thursday, January 01, 2009


The Colour of Rain
It appears that the "gray" varient appeared later, as an AmericanEnglish varient of "grey". Both have mostly the same many meanings:"gray1 also grey ( P ) Pronunciation Key (gr)adj. gray er, also grey er gray est, grey est Of or relating to an achromatic color of any lightness between theextremes of black and white.Dull or dark: a gray, rainy afternoon. Lacking in cheer; gloomy: a gray mood. Having gray hair; hoary. Old or venerable. Intermediate in character or position, as with regard to a subjectivematter: the gray area between their differing opinions on the film'smorality.n. An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black andwhite.An object or animal of the color gray. often GrayA member of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. The Confederate Army. "[ ]So yes, "grey" is a color, and was always so. Us Americans had to goand be different with "gray."A few meanings are unique, however, to the "gray" varient. Forexample:"grayn. Abbr. Gy The SI unit for the energy absorbed from ionizing radiation, equal toone joule per kilogram."[ ]You might also find these links interesting:[ ]"Gray" is the American spelling. "Grey" is the British spelling."[ ]Search terms:Dictonarygrey gray spelling
The origin of the word 'colour' is in Middle English (developed into Modern English in 16th Century), which actually borrows from Anglo-Norman French in this case. 'Colour' has many definitions and uses (About nine, and then a tonne of little bullets). Somewhere between colonisation, revolution, and the Industrial Revolution, the English language had no central regulation. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (1755) is the source of most of the current British spellings, but American English became somewhat simplified in spelling during the times between this book's publication and Noah Webster and his An American Dictionary of the English Language of 1828. Webster was a large part in changing the spelling of the language because of his philosophies and strong nationalism. What would've been seen then as the "correct" spellings have been listed as variants, and still are today

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