Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 25, 2010 at 04:42
In Reply to: Bail/bale posted by Ron on November 24, 2010 at 10:33:
: I have just looked at the bale/bail out debate, because of the current (23/11/2010) situation with ireland and the Euro, with the media saying the UK are to "bail them out".
: Do you think this is the correct spelling or would "bale" be mopre appropriate?
As an American, I didn't know there was a debate. It's always "to bail out" or "to receive a bailout" over here. I associate it with "bail" in the sense of "remove water to keep your boat from sinking".