(and, yes, i said "shite" . . . and i spell "grey" with an e . . . and no i do not live on the british isles. i have no defense. it is the way i was raised. just like i use my right hand for much stuff (i'm left handed) - the schools i went to trained using the right hand. just the way i was raised. sometimes i even affect an accent from a country i have never lived. even more occasionally i adopt a word or phrase that is not inherently american. yes. i do that. and i'm proud of it. i'd rather say "shite" than "hella" any day.)
why did i bring this up? brain chemistry spikes is the only thing i can think of.