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Leeder 'mike' or 'mic'? (58* d) RE: BS: 'mike' or 'mic'? 15 Sep 02

Coming in late as usual (from a camping overnight), picking up loose ends:

-If "mic" is an abbreviation, it should have a period. If it doesn't have a period, it's not exempt from the pronunciation rules. (Mind you, the premise that abbreviations are exempt is not one I've ever heard of.)

-I'm not sure I understand the "political correctness" theory, unless it's that "mick" is a term for "Irishman", which is a quaint survival here in North America, but would not be an issue otherwise. Is that it?

I'm a bit bemused that my (not quite) innocent observation has generated so much response. At least everybody's being polite, this time.

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