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15 Responses to Gray is better than grey

  1. Tom Saaristo March 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Sorry buddy. I’ve been a fan of grey for quite a long time.

  2. Sparx March 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    I think gray makes grey complicated and stuffy. Grey is simple. Grey is pure. Grey is honest. Long live grey!

  3. Matt Maldre March 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Sparx, wait–what? Just look at the word grey. It looks like it should be pronounced gree. I mean, seriously. Gree? Gree is some sort of cheese that people eat with their pinkies up in the air.

  4. Sparx March 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    That’s like saying “Tom” should be pronounced “Tome”. I do not think Tom would appreciate you making fun of his name like that!

  5. Matt Maldre March 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    I call him Tome all the time. He loves it. Isn’t that right, Tome?

  6. Tom Saaristo March 2, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    That’s right, spudheart

  7. Matt Maldre March 2, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    hehe, that’s funny Tummy.

  8. Matt Maldre March 2, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    a few comments from facebook: MiPa: I concur. Grey ≠ Gray. Also, gray is the best color EVER!! Long live gray!! DaTh: I actually prefer “grey”. I think it’s more phonetically appropriate, aesthetically superior and, let’s be honest, I like British spellings. CaMi: grey ftw 🙂

  9. Tom Saaristo March 2, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    I think it was Mark Twain who said he couldn’t suffer a man that could only spell a word one way. Fortunately Twain doesn’t know me.

  10. Matt Maldre March 2, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Here is my response to DaTh from facebook: Good point DaTh, while grey may be aesthetically superior, it denies the original qualities of gray. Gray is a beautiful subdued color. Gray has the ability to take on the qualities of colors surrounding it. To assign gray a hero status elevates it beyond it’s true inherent qualities. Gray’s strength is in its humbleness.

  11. Matt Maldre March 2, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Tom does that mean Mark Twain likes a guy who spells a word different ways, or he doesn’t like someone who does that? I’m having a hard time understanding the phrase “couldn’t suffer a man”

  12. Tom Saaristo March 2, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Here’s the quote from Twain: “I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way”

  13. unlikelymoose March 3, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    “grey” is smoother than “gray”. How is it that your post has 10+ comments when my post was the point of origin for this conversation and it has only 4 comments?

  14. Matt Maldre March 3, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Moose, I just tweeted your smoother quote as question. “is grey more smooth than gray? #grayorgrey”

  15. Matt Maldre March 8, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    more comments from facebook: PrKa: That’s so weird, I think the ‘a’ actually makes gray somehow more lively, less _flat_. Which is why I like it, because it makes gray a little more complex than we usually give it credit for. But when I’m depressed, I prefer grey. . . . PrKa: P.S. I think it’s great that you and your brother have conversations about this stuff. People think twins are all mystical and psychic and stuff, but actually you’re debating the preferable spelling of gray. DaTH: I actually think the “a” seems more elongated than “e”, thus making it more grandiose. I think you’re getting your “greys” crossed. AlSi: I always thought “grey” was the color and “gray” was the descriptive. PrKa: “Gray” is generally how the name is spelled too, so let’s throw that into the discussion.

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