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    #1

    graydar

    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    Grandma has graydar!



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    Re: graydar

    She has 'gray' + 'radar' = 'graydar'; she has a sensing system for gray hair.

    Joke.
    Last edited by 5jj; 19-Aug-2011 at 21:50.

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    Re: graydar

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    She has 'gray' + 'radar' = 'graydar'; she has a sensing system for gray har.

    Joke.
    Wow, I've never seen a real Brit use American spelling.

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    #4

    Re: graydar

    There's no such thing as "redar."

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    Re: graydar

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There's no such thing as "redar."
    REDAR - What does REDAR stand for? Acronyms and abbreviations by the Free Online Dictionary.

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    Re: graydar

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Wow, I've never seen a real Brit use American spelling.
    I had to force myself to do it, but BrE spelling just wouldn't have worked.

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    #7

    Re: graydar

    And it is a variation of gaydar, so the spelling looks better in AmE.

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    #8

    Re: graydar

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Wow, I've never seen a real Brit use American spelling.
    I tried to do it as an experiment for a week, but gave up after a couple of days as it was so difficult.

    I have seen computer programmers write color because they've got used to doing it when coding.

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    #9

    Re: graydar

    I grew up on British spelling too, but I have to admit I prefer American spelling, objectively, and sometimes use it.

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    #10

    Re: graydar

    The ESL users opinion: I use Br spelling, since it's what I learnt at school, but I've noticed myself slipping into Am spelling, especially when I've been corresponding a lot with Americans. Happens with vocabulary, too.
    The little quirks of globalisation. zation.

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