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Is there any sort of geographical distinction between the use of the spellings cay and key. -- Beardo 13:05, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
- The "key" pronunciation was more common in the British Empire, but other than that, no. -LlywelynII (talk) 11:50, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
- I have looked into the Oxford and Webster dictionary and among the multiple meanings for the noun "key" I could not find support for key being correctly written. The closest was "key" noun for a map entry. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:31, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
- that is "quay", which means a wharf/pier, but in context, might sometimes come off as "port" or "harbor".
- i believe the resemblance is coincidental. but, yeah, i too get them mixed up -- i grew up thinking the florida "keys" was a yank spelling of "quays", not "cays". 220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:53, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
To someone who can format a wikipedia page, I say refer this to the List of English words from indigenous languages of the Americas: Words from Arawakan languages.