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It's Register Office, not Registry Office

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BoneStripped Thu 27-Jul-17 18:12:16

I don't know why this bugs me, but it does. The Register Office is where the registry (of births, marriages and deaths) is kept. I know practically everyone says 'Registry Office', and so it falls under common usage, but it's wrong, and it annoys me.

I feel better for getting that out. Thank you.

goldinthemtherestars Sun 22-Oct-17 00:44:11

That's interesting. Thank you for putting us straight. I genuinely thought it was the other way round, i.e. The Registry Office where the 'register' of births, deaths and marriages is kept. I'm happy to be corrected!

Fezzik Sun 22-Oct-17 01:01:34

You're correct for the UK, although interestingly in NZ and Australia it's definitely Registry Office.

goldinthemtherestars Sun 22-Oct-17 09:38:17

Even more interesting. My mother was Australian, so maybe that's why I believed it was Registry Office. My mother was always right.smile

LoniceraJaponica Sun 22-Oct-17 09:39:29

Oh, I didn't know that, and I am usually terrible pedantic about word usage blush

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