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Gray vs. Grey
August 5, 2008 |
I write for a hobby and have a character whose eyes are the color of ash. I'm debating whether to say they are gray or grey. Do you have a preference?
P.S. Congratulations on your cameo appearance in Stephen King's DUMA KEY. I think this means you have arrived.
For eyes, I'd write "grey" but for hair I'd write "gray"—suits, I don't know.—As for the King reference, I'm guessing that he had me doing the News from Lake Wobegon on the radio in a deserted home just as some horrible mutated creature bursts in and slaughters the family, or perhaps a carnivorous lawnmower.