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Tue Oct 17 02:58:34 UTC 2000
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Fitzke" <fitzke at VOYAGER.NET>
To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: Gray/Grey
> And wasn't Tarzan supposed to be "Lord Greystock"?
> "James E. Clapp" wrote:
> > James Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > How does the American "gray" vs. British "grey" play
> > > out in proper names? The Salt Lake telephone
> > > directory shows two columns of "Gray" but only about
> > > ten "Grey". Is this relationship reversed in Britain?
> > I don't know, but when delving into sixteenth century English
> > history to research my recent column on the history and
> > construction of the phrase "till death us do part"
> > ( http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20001013 )
> > I was reminded that the only quasi-royal personage of either
> > name that England has had was Lady Jane Grey.
> > Browsing titles in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, I see a bunch
> > of English Greys--including a whole string of earls--and a
> > bunch of American Grays. But America does have Zane Grey, and
> > England does have a few Grays, including Walter de Gray ("also
> > spelled Grey") who was Chancellor of England under King John
> > in 1205.
> > James E. Clapp
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