RE: Expiry vs. expiration

Subject: RE: Expiry vs. expiration
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:43:48 -0500

I have never seen an American use "expiry date"--only the British. In
fact, most Americans would be quite perplexed by "expiry date." I'm not
sure if the British are equally perplexed by "expiration date."

So, I guess the geographic location of your readers might determine
which one to use.


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From: Tabasko, Mary-P57498 [mailto:Mary -dot- Tabasko -at- gdc4s -dot- com]


"Expiry" is more common in the UK than in the US, but both strike me as
perfectly understandable.

-- Mary Tabasko

I hadn't thought of that. Do British readers trip over "expiration date"
the same way that "expiry date" of software snags my foot?

FWIW, Google gave me 10 times more hits for expiration date than for
expiry date.



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