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    Vengeful Crystaline Hawk 45C AW Moderator Zoombie's Avatar
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    President Obama to resign...over lip synching?

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html

    At least, Rand Paul wants him too.

    ...apparently.

    Please, please tell me this is a joke.

    “By lip-synching the national anthem, Beyoncé has cast a dark cloud over the President’s second term,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “The only way President Obama can remove that cloud is by resigning from office at once.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html

    At least, Rand Paul wants him too.

    ...apparently.

    Please, please tell me this is a joke.



    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html
    Heh, yes, it's a joke. It's a satirical column.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html

    At least, Rand Paul wants him too.

    ...apparently.

    Please, please tell me this is a joke.

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html
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    I couldn't care less about Beyonce lip-syncing. The debate I'm really interested in is whether it's "lip-syncing" or "lip-synching." (It's the former. I am also prepared to have a fight over whether it's "mike" or "mic".)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html

    At least, Rand Paul wants him too.

    ...apparently.

    Please, please tell me this is a joke.



    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...c-scandal.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
    I couldn't care less about Beyonce lip-syncing. The debate I'm really interested in is whether it's "lip-syncing" or "lip-synching." (It's the former. I am also prepared to have a fight over whether it's "mike" or "mic".)
    I want in on this fight too. Is it possible this is a geographical issue (UK English vs US English) or is there a hard, fast rule over "mike" and "mic?"
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    What's sad is we have become so divided as a country and some of the criticisms by each side have become so bizarre and often ignorant, that an article like this no longer is recognized as satire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
    I couldn't care less about Beyonce lip-syncing. The debate I'm really interested in is whether it's "lip-syncing" or "lip-synching." (It's the former. I am also prepared to have a fight over whether it's "mike" or "mic".)
    It's lip-synching, and mic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Royal View Post
    It's lip-synching, and mic.
    Wrong and wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoda Nightingale View Post
    I want in on this fight too. Is it possible this is a geographical issue (UK English vs US English) or is there a hard, fast rule over "mike" and "mic?"
    There are lots better reasons to use 'mike' than to use 'mic', not least the plural 'mikes' and verb forms like 'miked'. You didn't see Lance Armstrong cheating his way to victory in a bunch of bic races.

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    I use mic because my sound equipment, from the microphone to the mixer to the instructions that state what kind of plugin I am to be using (XLR if you must know), use mic even for the verb. The past tense to the verb is miked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelebes View Post
    I use mic because my sound equipment, from the microphone to the mixer to the instructions that state what kind of plugin I am to be using (XLR if you must know), use mic even for the verb. The past tense to the verb is miked.
    Your sound equipment is bad and it should feel bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
    Your sound equipment is bad and it should feel bad.
    My sound equipment has feelings! Are you going to mock my synth because it demarcates the plugin for the mic for the vocoder as voc? Because it too has feelings!

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    Mike, Mic, Mike! Doesn't anybody care about Joe Biden's shin splints?
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    I love it when an otherwise throw-able-away-able thread of the "oops, never mind!" variety here in P&CE turns into an ain't-it-cool-that-we're-all-writers? thread.
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    Actually, lip synching (however you spell it) is serious business, or it was in my day. I'm old enough to remember when someone lost a Grammy over it.

    When I was young we sang our way to school and back, going up the scales both ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
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    I was...seriously concerned for a second there.
    Zoombie, don't feel bad. I saw it promoted on Facebook, and totally thought it was for real too. I ran straight over here to see what ya'll had to say, and am equally relieved that it's satire!!

    Now, the real debate is whether it's 'ya'll' or 'y'all'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
    Wrong and wrong!
    Hmm, this is a good one. I would say mic it is a shortened version of microphone. Mike is a shorthand for Micheal.
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    Back in the day, Milli Vanilli--does anyone remember them?--got lambasted for lip-synching. (Yes, I used an extra letter. Sue me.)

    Nowadays, it's de rigeur to use it.

    I think the Prez has far more issues to spend...er...contemplate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.S.F. View Post
    Back in the day, Milli Vanilli--does anyone remember them?--got lambasted for lip-synching. (Yes, I used an extra letter. Sue me.)

    Nowadays, it's de rigeur to use it.

    I think the Prez has far more issues to spend...er...contemplate.
    Milli Vanilli didn't do their own singing. They were lip syncing to other people's vocals.

    That's arguably different from lip syncing to a studio recording of your own voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardGarfinkle View Post
    Milli Vanilli didn't do their own singing. They were lio syncing to other people's vocals.

    That's arguably different from lip syncing to a studio recording of your own voice.
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    Izzat so? I stand corrected, then, and thank you.

    (But they still sucked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.S.F. View Post
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    Izzat so? I stand corrected, then, and thank you.

    (But they still sucked).
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