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Semantics of cay vs key[edit]

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. (talk) 19:31, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


Shouldn't the rock band be under disambiguation instead of this article? - —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) on 11:10, 21 December 2006

Once someone creates an article for Cay (group), we can then include a disambiguation sentence. -- Beardo 10:28, 22 December 2006 (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.


This article indicates that a "cay" is a landmass. Is it ever used for the body of water surrounded by said land mass? I've heard that usage a lot. (talk) 21:45, 11 July 2013 (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". (talk) 05:53, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
cays/keys are definitely LAND. not a contranym! (talk) 05:53, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

The remains of plants and animals, or sand?[edit]

Is the sediment primarily the skeletal remains of plants and animals, or sand? The article is contradictory. Nurg (talk) 09:28, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Cay and Shoal[edit]

What are the difference between cays and shoals? - Hello World! 08:55, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

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