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Infinity KHD.png Okay, I know for a fact that both "gray" and "grey" are acceptable spellings of the color. However, this reminds me of the "s' VS s's" thing, where we decided one was going to be used for the standard on the wiki for consistency, yes? I've always spelled it "grey", but I see people changing it to the alternative one. Which one should the standard be?
LapisScarab Xemnas (card).png Good tidings, friends. Today is a momentous day. I am pleased to announce that a new comrade has been chosen to wear the coat. — 04:41, August 3, 2010 (UTC)
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SilverCrono Well, I can tell who you are. "Looks like you're prepared."

"What is with you and picking up stray puppies?" — 04:47, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

Isa_bbs.png Well, in the color codes, you only get the color if you type "gray". and not "grey". I believe it has something to do with keeping a difference between British spelling, or something. :/
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Auror Andrachome Of course, your majesty!
I see "gray" across the wiki and I usually replace it with "grey" or I do the reverse of that for some weird reason. I went on wikipedia but I didn't get much from that. Can we have official reading if "gray" or "grey" is used in the game?
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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png The Grey Area.

According to days, it's grey, which I got from "The grey area". So 'e', not 'a'. I just checked the game itself. KKDf51ce887-d120-4b89-8cff-afbff03976aa_zps7f114bcc.png

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TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png So we're going with the "grey" spelling then? Unless anyone has any objections, I'll be changing it where I see it.
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FA icon.png Okay, now the new concern I wanna bring up is the MOS v the actual spelling used in the games. The "Grey Area" versus American English normal spelling.

Now, this follows a recent revert of Pea's edits which changes all instances of "grey" to "gray".

Keep in mind that I'm not lashing out against anyone, just that where in-game spellings are provided, they must be followed. I admit I make that mistake myself too, sometimes, but we're all bound by it anyway. :P

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 13:09, August 9, 2010 (UTC)

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KrytenKoro - "Hurricane beats all housing or apartments. This sucker is a Cat-6!"
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Also, Grey Caprice. However (and this is just putting the option out there, not my opinion, since I hate the word "gray"), just because the game's set up a certain lexicon doesn't mean we can only use it. For example, "hunny" or "munny". If you guys want to go with grey, there are definitely arguments for and against that, but you shouldn't feel like the games' choices are limiting your decision.
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png GrEy = England

GrAy = America

LevL told me that we're using "grey" as opposed to "gray" because that is how it is used in game. Uh... so what? It shouldn't matter what kind of spelling the game uses. Here, we are a source of information, an encyclopedia, that says in our editing instructions to use American english. Just because there is an in-game usage of a word does not mean we should convert or preachings on American English. Also, if there are any other in-game uses of the word "grey" besides a title or name, one of the only exceptions to "grey", gladly give them to me, becqause I can't think of any other instances.

And you might want to consider a typo on the translator's part. The famous "Whirldwind to the Void" in Re:CoM is more than enough proof that it can happen. Sooooo, we'd be basing our editing structure off of a typo.

Also, on my computer, "grey" is not recognized in the computer's spell-check dictionary.

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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png I can tell you right off that it's not a typo, because "grey" is an acceptable spelling of the color. "Whirldwind" is clearly a typo because it's simply not spelled that way. "Grey" doesn't come up under my computer's spell-check, but I don't see why that would matter. Can you give any instance of the "gray" spelling being used in the series?
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png Just read Kryten's post. I agree completely.

Just because "gray" isn't used in the series and "grey" is, I don't think we should make an exception for the American English rule. That's how we work, right? Policies, rah rah rah.

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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png "Grey" is also used in some American English names, greyhound for example (least according to Wikipedia). This isn't he same as the difference between "hunny" and "honey", since "hunny" is an actual misspelling of the word. "Grey" and "gray" are just alternative spellings, both of which are correct (again, like the s' VS s's thing). "Grey" is used in the US, just less than "gray". However, the "grey" spelling is used at least twice twice in the American edition of Days.

No, no, and no. Can we just agree that both grey and gray are acceptable means? If you see "grey", you can change it to "gray" or vice versa, okay? Lego, you just decided to start something that wasn't really needed, and I don't mean to pick sides, but.........

KrytenKoro, aren't you always saying something about always getting confirmtion from the game or a reliable website? Thats kinda the same thing here, Lapis confirmed that grey is used in the game, so yes, We are going to use grey!!!

Well, can we have a vote if we should use "grey" or "gray"? [Ѧüя◎ґ]

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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png Can I get one thing straight? Is this Forum to change the names of "Grey Room" and "Grey Caprice"? Because that's ridiculous. THose titles are official. What I'm talking about is the wiki's apparent "American English grammar usage". If we are truly using American English, then this should be no discussion. We should use "gray", and change "grey" when we see it. I'm trying to say that it doesn't matter how many times "grey" is used in-game. We are an online encyclopedia that uses a set form of grammar, American English, and the spelling "gray" is the correct form in this grammar system. Using "grey" in everything except for "Grey Caprice" and "The Gray Room" is incorrect, and I'm going to change it if I see it around.

Auror, I was just going around finding things to edit. Do not point fingers. I have seen in the past that the admins like DTN change "grey" to "gray", and I was trying to follow through with that. Don't start at me because I was trying to be a little responsible and hold up our policies.


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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png Who said anything about changing those names? What I'm saying is that they're both acceptable American English spellings of the color, and the "grey" spelling is the only one used in the American edition of the series. And Auror, "vice versa" isn't what I'm going for here. There really should be a standard so the writing on the articles in consistent. We should use one spelling or the other.
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png If we're doing one spelling or the other, I think we should leave Grey Caprice and Grey Room as is, and change everything else to "gray". American English. Policies. Seriously.
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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png Exactly, they're both acceptable American English spellings, except one has actually been used in-game and the other hasn't. Seriously.

So, have we made a decision, seriously? [Ѧüя◎ґ]

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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png It hasn't been used in game. Those names are proper nouns and titles, some exceptions to the usage of "grey". Please give me an example of the use of the word "grey" as a COLOR, stated in the game. We're discussing what to use to define the color on, not the title, on the wiki. This, due to our policy, would make "gray" the correct spelling.
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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png The Grey Caprice's name is a direct reference to its grey coloration. Please give me an example of the use of the word "gray" as a color in-game.
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png I meant a character saying something like:

"That Grey Caprice is grey"

I've said time and again that titles, such as the name of an enemy, are an exception to "grey". What I meant before was a CHARACTER specifically saying the word in direct use of the adjective, describing something as the color gray, using "grey". And even if you did find it, it still would matter. I've also said time and again that it does not matter what the game would use. It is a POLICY that WE use "gray", not "grey". This was decided when we chose the American English policy.

This is exactly like the "apostrophe-s" discussion. It ended with the verdict, "American English". I don't understand why you're so against that.

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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png It is still being used to describe the color of the Grey Caprice. As I've said time and time and again, both spellings are acceptable American English. If you can provide even one instance of "gray" being used in the games, I'll go with that, since I know the "gray" spelling is more common. The fact is, I've provided two instances of "grey"--which, I repeat, is an acceptable spelling of the word--being used in the series.
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png I don't need an in-game example. We use American English. Wiki policy overrules what the game uses in a title, and it is my backup. And it is all I need. We use Grey in name, and gray in color.

Also, Wikipedia states that "Gray" is the correct form, not "grey". However, they are both used commonly in names.

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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png I just checked Webster's dictionary (more credible than Wikipedia, yes?), and both spellings are in it. "Grey" is listed as a variant of "gray", which I already pointed out; I know "gray" is the more commonly used spelling in the US, but both are correct. Like I said, if "gray" was used even once in the games, I'd be with you, but it isn't. "Grey" is used not just once, but twice in the American games. "Gray" isn't used even a single time from what I can tell. Burden of proof goes to you.

Ugh. OK, can anybody think of a moment where it might have come up in any of the games, besides in proper nouns, so we can check the spelling? --Neumannz, The Dark Falcon 23:31, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png Two things.

First, please stop bringing up the games. The spelling used in the game doesn't matter at all. We're a site that allows access to information on the Kingdom Hearts series that uses American English as the basis of grammar. Using the way people talk in the games would be something like the structure of this page, and, if used on all of our articles, would sound unprofessional. Forget what the game uses. It's like adding "Fella" or "a-hyuk" all over Mickey and Goofy's respective pages. Our priority is American English before the games.

Second. This is more of an argument between the two of us that is behaving similarly to an edit war. Neither of us are going to win. I suggest either we wait for other responses, or we just drop this, and go back to the way it was before you brought it up. Really now, we're fighting over a color. We should give it a rest.

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TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 23:39, August 12, 2010 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngIf a certain spelling is used as part of the subject's name, then it should be spelled as such only to refer to the subject, an example being the Grey Caprice. In terms of describing the subject, if it is gray, then we should use the "a" spelling. So the sentence would formulate like so:
  • "The GREY Caprice is a GRAY Heartless."
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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png The spelling in the games matters when, for the umpteenth time, both spellings of the word are correct in American English. What part of that aren't you grasping? You haven't provided a single source to back up your statements outside of Wikipedia. But I digress, fine, let's some others give some input.


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TALK - And on the Wiki these words appear: "My name is The_Inexistent, user of users: Look upon my edits, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Invisible Sword.png Does it bloody matter? Who said we have to user American English? Like half the editors here aren't American, so does it matter?
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FA icon.png Thing about the American spelling is when I first suggested a remodel of the Manual of Style, it did say "The language of the wiki is English", but for consistency's sake, we needed to go with a standard. And most of us (including the BrE-speaking people) actually said that American English is the way to go, considering the gameplay is in American English, even for the British release (the spellings are never modified). Now if this were to happen (and it already has), consider that the in-game spellings hold precedence over whatever other spellings go. It's like how we once called "Identity Disk" the "Identity Disc", but switched it to Disk because it was the in-game spelling.

Today you will be examined for the Mark of Mastery. TroisNyxÉtienne — 00:40, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png Inexistent: It states so in the Manual of Style.

Well, we're definitely not changing any names, whatever we choose. Since neither "grey" nor "gray" appears outside of the two names, (correct me if I'm wrong on that,) it is really up to us which one we use for other cases. And in that case, we should follow the MoS. I say "gray". --Neumannz, The Dark Falcon 00:58, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

  • KH I: Neither "grey" nor "gray" is used in the script
  • CoM: Neither "grey" nor "gray" is used in the script
  • Re:CoM: ??
  • KHII: Neither "grey" nor "gray" is used, in either the script or journal.
  • KH Days: ??
  • KH BbS: ??
  • KH Rec: ??

Poll?[edit]

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HikariKH - WHAT THE $#*@& &*#%# IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!'
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SERIOUSLY!? WHAT THE JASHIN &#^#&@%@^ IS WRONG!?
Can't we just make a poll and decide?!
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FA icon.png Very well then.

There are some things even the stars cannot tell me. TroisNyxÉtienne — 12:51, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

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Xabryn - Golden Star Charm.pngI don't care if you're real!You're not better!
TALK - Mobile rikurep.pngIt's nice to have darkness on my side.{{{time}}}
Heartless Emblem.pngI just want to know if gray wins will we change things that appear in-game too like the grey area?
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HikariKH Talk! — Art is a bang, un!

True art, atleast.

Vsymbol.pngMy guess is that OFICIAL names will be kept the same, independent of the result, but other instances will change.
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LapisScarab Xemnas (card).png Embrace... nothing! — 08:08, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
Xemnas's Replica Data KHIIFM.png So, it's been over a week and "grey" was the winner of the poll by a wide margin. Is this finally settled, with "grey" as the standard?
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FA icon.png Guess it is. Grey trumps gray hands down.

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 06:28, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png It's not about "what trumps what", but what is correct. But if the community consensus would rather use improper grammar, I'll go with it.
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DoorToNothing Heartless Emblem.png — I dreamed last night... I got on the boat to Heaven!

And by some chance, I had brought my dice along! — 01:56, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Keyblade-Blk.png ...wooooooooooooooooooow. Guys, this is a color. Heck, even a Grammar Nazi like me is finding this debate to be blown way out of proportion. Both LegoAlchemist and LapisScarab are right; both "grey" and "gray" are acceptable spellings of the color. While you could say that "grey" and "gray" are limited only to their specific variants of the English language, I am sure that have overlapped in publications and free writing before. As long as the article harboring the text that contains the word "grey" or "gray" stays consistent with its spelling of the term, I see no problem with allowing them to be interchangeable.

Now, after reading this, it seems like you guys need a bit of humor.

Below is the color gray/grey, in a form that realisitically illustrates how important and relevant it actually is.

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Below is how dramatic you are making the color gray/grey.

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In conclusion, this a very simple and diminutive issue that certainly does not require all of this fuss. So, let's stop arguing about gray/grey, or the Gray/Grey Monster is going to come and explode the wiki. Thank you.


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maggosh ...the flint is struck. "Maybe I should punish you after all."

"Come on! Show a little backbone!"

Well played, my friend. I'll have to concede; back to playing NES games in an irate manner.

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Note the grey/gray color of the cartridges, which should hopefully make this post relevant.

In all seriousness, guys, go with the spelling that comes within the game, even if it is wrong. The game is always right, much like the price and the customer.


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FA icon.png Ahahahahahaha :D You two actually made it so epic, the page actually asploded !

But yeah, in-game spelling is in-game spelling, I say we go for it. Don't get me started on the rant about someone who said "Who would've thunk it" when the actual quote was "Who'd have thought it ?"

I'm as good as new! All my functions have been restored! TroisNyxÉtienne — 03:56, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Poll[edit]

<poll> Which should it be ? "Grey" or "gray" ? In-game spelling takes precedence over everything else. I say "grey". American spelling takes precedence over everything else. I say "gray". You know what, I really can't decide. </poll>