I was listing a dark gray men’s shirt (size 5XL!) on eBay when I got to wondering if I’d spelled “gray” correctly. So I checked it out, and now I’ll know forever.
Well, it turns out that both spellings (gray and grey) are correct. These are both acceptable spellings. Gray is used primarily in the United States and other areas that use US English. Grey is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English.
The only exceptions to these rules are:
1. Proper nouns such as a last name; Earl Grey and Zane Grey would not be spelled Gray and L.H. Gray must be always be spelled Gray.
2. Greyhound as in the dog breed.
3. Food irradiation (quantity of radiation energy absorbed by the food as it passes through the radiation field during processing). 1 Gray = 0.001 kGy = 1 joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of food irradiated.
When all else fails..
grAy is how it’s spelled in America
grEy is how it’s spelled in England
And if you are interested in seeing the large size shirt, you’ll find it in my Ritzy Rae store: 5XL Gray Shirt
Long ago it was believed by the Indians that if anyone desires a wish to come true they must capture a butterfly and whisper the wish to it. Since butterflies make no sound, the wish could not be told to anyone other than the Great Spirit. By making the wish and releasing the butterfly, your wish would be taken to the heavens and granted.
Some cultures believe that butterflies are souls of the dead. To ensure a baby’s sweet dreams, North American Indians would embroider butterflies on their babies’ caps. Ancient Greeks considered butterflies an emblem of the immortal soul because it passed through a kind of death in the pupa stage and a resurrection in the adult stage.
I found all this information in the front of a pattern book on my craft shelf–Dragonflies and Butterflies in Plastic Canvas. The patterns are just gorgeous, but I don’t do plastic canvas…perhaps the patterns can be adapted to other needlework mediums?
Have you seen my mugs lately? I have a few listed…slowly working on getting them all into my eBay store. Feel free to look them over, and if you spot one that you might like to have but you cannot find it for sale, just drop me a line. We can always work something out!
What fun! It’s not as risque as it looks! It’s just a dog-lover’s magazine published in England in the mid-1990s. I was looking for something else on my eBay shelves and came across this tucked away in the corner!
I was a teenager in the 60’s–the Beatles were everywhere! I still have some of the old Beatles Cards, an old scrap book I made, and one of John’s books. This Beatles Price Guide shows that one book is worth $50! I’m just not sure whether I want to get rid of it yet…I keep telling myself “it’s just stuff” and “my kids won’t appreciate it after I’m gone,” so may-be I ought to sell it….What do you have that might be worth something?