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Posted by David FG on November 25, 2010 at 06:11

In Reply to: Bail/bale posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 25, 2010 at 04:42:

: : 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".

I wasn't aware there was a debate here either. It is surely 'bail out' as in 'secure the release from custody' or 'empty of water'.