mic, mike, mic'ed, miked, micing, mic'ing, miking

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by bounce, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. bounce

    bounce Guest

    okay. ever wonder which way was correct for turning this abbreviated word into a participle or past tense verb? well it has driven (it done drove) me crazy for too long so here's the entry on dictionary.com in all its glory:

    mike Audio pronunciation of "mic" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mk) Informal
    n. also mic (mk)

    A microphone.

    tr.v. miked, mik·ing, mikes

    To supply with or transmit through a microphone.

    i guess i will not have mic'ed anything else here in my studio and no more squeaks from all the micing ; ) i wonder how all the michaels feel about royalties from the use of their namesake? what about "this mic'll do...?"pass the mic over to mike and let's hear what he has to say...

    okay, back to you, mike-

    mckay (not mic-kay)
  2. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Oh man! I've seen this debate on so many forums that I'm sick of it....

    My thoughts.......

  3. bounce

    bounce Guest

    whoa, there! didn't mean to cause any drama! geez, i just got tired of looking at my "c" key and my "k" key wondering which to punch today. thought i'd peruse the dictionary and save a keystroke. does anyone care? hmmm, dunno, but i like little bits of info and technique incoming from my browser so i thought someone might want these 1's and 0's. i must have missed the debate about this one on another forum (maybe someone else has as well). ignore it if you want. to me it's kind of funny that this would actually get under someone's fingernails. holiday anyone?

  4. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    and i thought australia was the land of happy people
  5. bounce

    bounce Guest

    word ; )
  6. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Sorry, it wasn't sposed to come across quite like that.

    But I really don't care though.
  7. bowmandj

    bowmandj Guest

    In hindsight, I suppose, the clue was in the title.

    Still I found it amusing to read :)

  8. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest


    Being a Mike myself, where do we sign up for royalties ?!? lol prob is Mike pretty popular name, guess that thins out the shares ahahah

    Either way, you answered a question that i was cusrious on too


  9. tedcrop

    tedcrop Guest

    Yeah I don't care either
  10. bounce

    bounce Guest



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