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Tidewater Traveler by George W. Sellers, CTC

The Grey Dog E, and the public conveyance mode is also known as Greyhound with an E. So much for the comparison of gray and grey, but would you believe there is a website devoted to the spelling of this word? Take a look at www.greyorgray.com. It took a moment to realize what Paval meant when in his e-mail he wrote that he and Artem would arrive in Ocean City on Saturday morning by the grey dog. After considering the possible language barrier posed by communicating with a Russian college student seeking summer accommodations, it occurred to us that Paval and Artem might be arriving in Ocean City on a bus operated by Greyhound.

Wouldn’t you expect a welleducated person who has dwelled on this planet for nearly sixty-five years to know how to spell a simple word like gray? Or is it grey? In preparation for this article, I was sure I knew how to spell this word, but to my surprise, when I looked it up in a good old-fashioned dictionary, I learned that both spellings – grAy and grEy – are correct and acceptable. GrEy is typically considered to be the British form of the word, while grAy is the Americanized version. For purposes of this writing I have elected to use grEy. Let it be noted. Let it be noted that the breed name of the popular slender racing dog is greyhound – with an

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November 2012 Tidewater Times  

November 2012 Tidewater Times

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