thanks you fro doing exactly what we knew you would do
and there you have it, a failed insult to deflect from being embarrassed and factually proved wrong,
i have facts and proof on my said and all you have is "nu-huh"
you have been throughly educated by me and the others posters here, if you choose to ignore the facts and stick with your lies thats on you
fact is grey is 100% an acceptable ENGLISH variant, this fact will never change no matter how much you try
you lose, let us know when you are ready to stay on topic, be civil and have a honest discussion
hell let us know when you have facts to back up your lie, we'll be here waiting
I would not understand it at the university level, but I can understand the need for consistency in spelling at the primary and secondary school levels. So I can see why I, for instance, might have been marked down for using the original English spelling at an American junior or high school.
So while I can see your point, given all the circumstances, including that this is an international venue, I consider your correction uncalled for in this instance. Sorry!
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I attended a very stuffy, or "precious," as you say, boarding school in Europe as a teenager. I was one of only two Americans attending. One instructor in particular, a very prim British gentleman, gleaned quite a bit of enjoyment from marking down any hint of American spelling or grammar I had the misfortune of including in my essays. The "colonials," as he would say, "have it all wrong."
In time, I learned to speak and write in the standard British form.
I attended Duke University in the USA. Applying as an American, I had to take standardized tests that measure spelling and grammar. The standard spelling and grammar used for the tests, though, was of course the American standard. Thus, I had to re-learn a good part of the English language, in a sense. (One example, my British teacher would have marked me down for writing "I had to to take standardized tests that measure spelling and grammar," as in Britain it would be "I had to take standardised tests which measure spelling and grammar," but the tests would have marked me down for writing it in the British standard)
As I haven't been back to Europe since, my language has become more American with every passing year.
Either way, I have a great deal of respect for either system. However, as a matter of usefulness, it is good to have full command of one of the major standards.
You mix up "grey" and "gray" because you're lazy and don't know any better. You had no idea that "grey" was the British standard and "gray" was the American standard, you just fumbled in to this conversation.
Your cavalier approach to education shows how intellectually lazy you really are, and I have nothing but contempt for laziness.