'Gage' may well be acceptable in America, but it can hardly claim to be the
only correct spelling. The number of references to 'gauge' in the link
given far outweigh the number of references to 'gage' (which is only given
as an 'also' in one section), including the all-important origin.
----- Original Message -----
From: Eddie Sheffield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Eric <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 3:49 PM
Subject: Now spelling silliness Was Re: Guage rebuilds
> > Eric
> > '68MGB MkII
> > Adelaide, South Australia
> > PS Americans can't spell guage because they don't like the letter 'u' in
> Apparently Australians can't spell gauge either.
> Actually (for me anyway) it's one of those words that doesn't "look right"
> either way. It should be "gage". Unfortunately "gage" is "Any of several
> varieties of plum, such as the greengage" according to
> http://www.dictionary.com. Kind of hard to tell your speed with a plum.
> "The tough coughs as he ploughs the dough" - Dr. Seuss' book on the
> of the English language
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