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Old 12-31-2010, 07:53 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tasdrouille View Post
It's grille.
That's the spelling I use. Webster's says both are OK, grille being preferred. Besides we can't say what a spelling "is", because these are just representative spellings not ontological assertions. If I spell the thing "wxyz" and somebody knows in advance I intend this wxyz spelling to refers such parallel bars, then such a spelling, however unpopular, was still succesful. Mathematicians are wise to call things X when they can get away with it. That is all that seems to matter.
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