[Ads-l] mic/mike (was fuck them)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Aug 31 19:07:11 UTC 2016

On 8/31/16 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:51:41 -0400 From: Jonathan Lighter 
> <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> Subject: Re: fuck them Yeah, whenever I read 
> the pop-pedantic "mic," I still think "Mick," which must make me some 
> kind of bigot. JL On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:33 PM, Laurence Horn 
> <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
>> >Yeah, I've run into that.  I just can't read"mic" with a "long" (i.e.
>> >diphthongized great-vowel-shifted) "i".  But we're a dying breed, Dubya(s).

Thank God it's not just me.

---Amy West

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