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the plural for the abreviation of microphone


What's the plural form of the abreviation of microphone??  

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  1. 1. What's the plural form of the abreviation of microphone??

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so far everyone seems to be in agreement. I made fun of someone once for asking "what kind of mikes do you guys use" so I told him the truth ... In one of the bands I'm in we have one mike and he plays drums, and then in the other band I'm in we have a workhorse Mike that plays guitar and sings. I thought it was worth at least a haha or a ' :) ' but I was treated like I had just farted at church. I don't go to that forum too much anymore ....
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I have far more difficulty with the present participle

of the verb, "to mic", than with the plural.

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Do we say, for example, "miking up" or "micing up" ?

Is there a hyphen, as in "mic-ing up" ?

This becomes significant in the written word, as

for an article in a magazine or web publication.

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I have far more difficulty with the present participle

of the verb, "to mic", than with the plural.

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Do we say, for example, "miking up" or "micing up" ?

Is there a hyphen, as in "mic-ing up" ?

This becomes significant in the written word, as

for an article in a magazine or web publication.

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C

wow ... never thought of that one. If this were a poll for that I would vote for mic-ing ....
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what's wrong with farting in church... ???

Nothing. As long as you've mic'd it. :wink:

 

"Mice" is no good, as it implies a particular mic'ing technique.

 

As a general rule of thumb when truncating a word, an apostrophe replaces what you've omitted. The crux of the biscuit, as Frank Zappa would say.

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Indeed! As in:

 

• mic'ing

• mic'd

 

Other terms:

 

synch (or sync)

• synching

• sync'd

• or the long-winded "synchronized"

 

Definitely not "sinked" or "sinkted". And "sinkteded" is, as Monty Python might say, "right out". :mrgreen:

 

EQ

• EQ'ing

• EQ'd

• EQ's

 

But I'd like to get your collecting take on "EQ-ing". Does that look right to you?

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Indeed! As in:

 

 

EQ

• EQ'ing

• EQ'd

• EQ's

 

But I'd like to get your collecting take on "EQ-ing". Does that look right to you?

 

Ah, we see here yet again the common misuse of the possessive 'ess' to mean a plural. What is the world coming to?

 

As for Mics, I'm happy using miked or mic'd for the past participle. And EQ-ing looks good to me too. Standards? What standards? :)

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Ah, we see here yet again the common misuse of the possessive 'ess' to mean a plural. What is the world coming to?

 

The world is going to hell in a handbasket, one plu perfect past participle plural at a time. :lol:

 

But on a more [ahem] serious note :mrgreen: does "EQs" look right? I dunno. Not sure. Somehow "EQ's" looks better. On second thought, EQs is looking OK to me now. Must be this non-serif font...

 

:mrgreen:

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Elingish is one of the few lnagauges taht can be

udnertoosd wihtuot the ltteers bnieg in the rihgt

oredr. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy,

it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod

are; the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and

lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a

toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit poorbelms.

Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef,

but the wrod as a wlohe.

 

Ceehiro !

 

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Elingish is one of the few lnagauges taht can be

udnertoosd wihtuot the ltteers bnieg in the rihgt

oredr. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy,

it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod

are; the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and

lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a

toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit poorbelms.

Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef,

but the wrod as a wlohe.

 

Ceehiro !

 

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C

geez ... you shure know how to derail a thread with unimportant gibberish. why don't you learn to stay on-topic!!!

 

jsut kdidgnig of cuorse :D

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Elingish is one of the few lnagauges taht can be

udnertoosd wihtuot the ltteers bnieg in the rihgt

oredr. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy,

it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod

are; the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and

lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a

toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit poorbelms.

Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef,

but the wrod as a wlohe.

 

Ceehiro !

 

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C

 

Wow. I actually was able to read that with no problems. :D I guess there research was correct. :lol:

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Lets not get bogged down by semantics...let's call them meeces and start a new trend

 

that will work great ... then when I talk to someone that has a lot of microphones that all suck I can tell 'em that their 'meeces sound like feces'

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