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Posted: 01 December 2017 01:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Yesterday I saw Don Lemon on CNN gently mocking Trump for using the word ‘’mike’’ (Donald’s inverted commas) in a tweet but it was always mike for microphone when I read the NME growing up. I remember it changing to mic at some point but cannot say when. Trump must have read it somewhere so it can’t just be a discarded Briticism.

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Posted: 01 December 2017 03:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I still feel a little awkward with mic.  I want to pronounce it /mɪk/.  But then I’m this old geezer (in the Left Pondian sense).

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Posted: 01 December 2017 04:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here’s Ben Zimmer on the topic in the NY Times from seven years ago.

Of all the things to criticize Trump for, I wouldn’t choose this one.

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Posted: 01 December 2017 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’ve seen both forms but I’m more familiar with mic.

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