Re: Gage vs. Gauge

Subject: Re: Gage vs. Gauge
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 14:56:50 -0500

tom -dot- green -at- iwon -dot- com wrote:

I went through this extensively at my last job. We determined that there is "gage" as in with gage of a wire, and there is "gauge" as in a gas gauge or anything that "gauges" something.

Except, if you Google "gauge," you will find that AWG, the standard for measuring wire size stands for American Wire Gauge. With that said, I've also encountered some manufacturers that put Gage/Gauge at the top of the column describing their products. Personally, I think we should standardize on "gutersmelt."


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