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Microphones Abbr. for %26quot%3Bmicrophone%26quot%3B?

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by derekleffew, Dec 15, 2008.

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Which is the more proper term?

  1. mike

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  2. mic

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  3. other (please specify)...

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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Which is the more proper term for the shortened version of microphone?
     
  2. DavidDaMonkey

    DavidDaMonkey Active Member

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    I always use mic as the noun (mic check) and miking as the verb (miking the drum set). I guess because subconsciously I would say "micing" as "missing." We have a director who always spells it as "mike" and it drives me crazy.
     
  3. waynehoskins

    waynehoskins Active Member

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    I use both interchangeably. But I'd have to say that "mic" is probably the more proper shortening of "microphone".

    I find myself using "mike" more often myself. Just because, and even though I think it's less correct
     
  4. Eboy87

    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

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    Mic. I use "mic'ing" as a verb, or "mic'd."
     
  5. lieperjp

    lieperjp Well-Known Member

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    +1 for this. Mike is my friend who lives four doors down in the dorm.
     
  6. museav

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    Taking the poll literally, I say "Other" as neither Mike nor Mic are proper nouns, those would be Michael and Microphone. ;)

    I think that "mic" is much more prevalent.
     
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    Always have and probably always will use mic. I remember back when I played Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland on the Nintendo. There was an enemy called Mike and for his attack, he screamed into a microphone and if you were near him you got hurt. Man, that was the best game ever.
     

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