04 May 2016

Mary Norris clarifies "mic" vs "mike"

In her TED Talk entitled Mary Norris: The nit-picking glory of The New Yorker's Comma Queen, Mary clarifies "mic" vs "mike" as follows:
The music industry spells it "mic" because that's how it's spelled on the equipment. ... New Yorker style for "microphone" in its abbreviated form is "mike."
I found this both interesting and instructive.

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