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Offline Cell

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Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« on: Friday 20 February 09 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
I don't know where to post this ( here or in the even lighter side?)

Just a simple question: which is the correct English language way to spell Grandad?
I have always spelled it  as Grandad , as does my whole family ( British), until recently ( I've been pulled up by spell checkers), so I've started to spell it the other way with two dd's .

It makes sense to me to spell as Granddad, but it looks odd and it is totally alien to me to spell it that way.

Anyone know which is the correct  English language spelling?

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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 February 09 15:32 GMT (UK) »
Since both of mine died before I was born, I've never actually had need to spell it in childhood... Although I agree to the logic of 'grand-dad' if you have 'grand-ma'...
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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 February 09 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Both are in the dictionary but I tend to use granddad now
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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 February 09 15:53 GMT (UK) »
I have always used Grandad, and to me Granddad looks wrong. But I have noticed some greetings cards have Granddad on them - and some Grandad!

No idea which is right - or perhaps both - but I am sticking to Grandad!
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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 February 09 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Got around it by using Grandma and Grandpa.
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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 February 09 15:57 GMT (UK) »
The Oxford English Dictionary has grand-dad, and grandad, there should be a hyphen in grand-dad which is why granddad looks wrong  :)
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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 February 09 15:57 GMT (UK) »
and Grandpa.

... thats what hubby's dad is called. Mine always been Grandad !
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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 February 09 16:04 GMT (UK) »
lol well in my house they are .............. Da-da and Pops lol

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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 February 09 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, Thanks for the replies.

yes (Stan), Grand-dad looks correct to me with the hyphen. It looks totally alien as one word and grandad with the only one d  is correct ( as I  write it). Thanks for clearing that up  :)

It's just that  I'm teaching my son to spell ( 3 yrs old) ,whilst writing out a birthday card to his grandad I'm starting to question my own everyday basic spelling . I've been pulled up on spell checkers when posting on forums using grandad with one d , so in the end I'm bl**dy confused ??? . Before the internet/spell checkers, I was   quite happy with my own old fashioned spelling ( whether it was wrong or right)

Kind regards :)

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McNeill-Loughconnelly & Broughshane
Graham -Derry,Ballymoney,Carrickfergus & Ballymena
White-Broughshane
Boyd-Ballymoney
Lloyd Llangfiangel ar arth(Pencader,Llainwen)
Roberts,Lloyd, Hopkin, Davies Carmarthenshire
Parker Oystermouth/Mumbles.
Carlsen (also called Carlson & Karlson )B in Former Russia (Finland) & Swansea S.Wales.
Butler family Llangyfelach (Clydach & Ynystawe)
Quarman Bitton & S.Wales

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