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There are a lot of words that have slightly different spelling, but same semantic and sound, such as gray or grey, color or colour. There is also the case of dialog vs. dialogue (*see stackexchange question What is the difference between dialogue and dialog?), where the semantics are actually different (dialog is the exclusive name for a input/ouput box/window in programming/computing while dialogue is generally speech between a person. I happen to know this b/c I am a computer programmer). On further research of the word 'granade', there appeared to be little reference to the word except for unrelated names and a unstable/questionable slang meaning on Urban Dictionary (*see http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=granade). Is Granade the first case, the case of dialog vs. dialogue, or simply not a word?

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dialog vs dialogue is an example of American English using different spelling from British English. I don't believe granade is a generally recognized spelling of grenade (but I found a Webster's citation). Note the spelling does not effect the pronunciation, it was primarily an attempt to "de-latinize" English. –  Elliott Frisch Jul 19 at 4:25
    
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I apologize for the lack of information. Unfortunately there was no information on the word 'granade' in my research except for redirections to the word 'grenade' and some unrelated people who happened to be named 'granade', which I though was unrelated and unnecessary to forwarding the knowledge of the question. –  Kiro Yakuza Jul 19 at 20:57

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I don't believe "granade" is a correct spelling of any word. OS X spell check and the Oxford dictionary agree with me. In the case of dialog vs. dialogue, in terms of programming, you are correct, and Elliott may be correct in all other cases. Similar cases may be "theater" vs "theatre," and "programme" vs "program."

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