I was out for an early run this morning (a record-for-me 9.3k, thanks for asking) when I was struck by the colour of the sunrise. Layers of pink, grey and yellow streaked the sky.

I took some photos, planning to put them on Twitter with a comment about the “stripy sky”.  But then I found myself wondering – is it stripey or stripy?

Back home, after  a large cup of coffee, I did some research on it.

To my surrpise, it turns out that it can be written either way.

So the rule would be that if you are using it a lot, you need to choose your preferred spelling and stick to it.