Re: Gage vs. Gauge

Subject: Re: Gage vs. Gauge
From: Paul Pehrson <paulpehrson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 10:59:22 -0700

Merriam Webster's Dictionary of English Usage says the following, for Gauge:

"Note well the spelling of GAUGE. A common error puts the U before the A:

" ... when you guage present progress with past aspirations --
_Rolling Stone_, 13 May 1971.

"The old and respectable variant spelling GAGE avoids the problem
altogether, but it is now rarely used for the verb. Its most common
use is in reference to scientific instruments used to make

" ...gages for measuring extremely high pressures -- Benjamin Petkf,
_Mineral Facts and Problems_, 1965"

Hope this helps.

> From: Jackie Samuelson <JSamuelson -at- deltad -dot- com>
> >
> > Does anyone have a very specific definition and set of examples that
> > differentiate GAGE and GAUGE?
> >

Paul Pehrson
Midvale, UT
AIM: nelspaul2004 MSN: paulpehrson(at)

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