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Grey vs. Gray

A Washington, D.C. caller wonders whether there’s a difference between the words grey and gray. Do they designate exactly the same thing? Why are they spelled differently. This is part of a complete episode.


scriptment  n.— «“What do you mean, you’re going to greenlight the movie with a kid named Matt directing?” Mr. Grey said, according to Mr. Weston. Yet with just a 65-page “scriptment” (more than a treatment, less than a script) laying out...

45 Letter Lake Name

A caller asks about how lakes get named, and we talk about a lake with a 45-letter Indian name that may or may not translate as, “You fish on your side, I fish on my side and nobody fishes in the middle.” It’s Lake...


 v.— «I got my first grey hair yesterday. It was reefed without mercy from its root.» —“It’s time I was put out to greys” by Nicola Tallant Mirror Oct. 11, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)