In the past 5 years, I've noticed people calling what I would call records, albums, or LPs, "vinyls." Example: "Oh, you're looking for vinyls? There's a store a few blocks from here." At first I thought it was a French Canadian thing, as I kept hearing it from froncophone friends in Montréal. But I'm also seeing it used more generally in the forums here. Is this a generational thing, or a perhaps an international difference? I don't begrudge linguistic change, but I can't figure out when or where this (for me) unusual use of "vinyl" came from.