Language question: Why has "vinyls" become a word?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by TMegginson, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. onlyacanvasky

    onlyacanvasky Forum Resident

    Yeah I still call 7"s "45s" and the brittle ones "78s", even though there's plenty of 33s in with the 45s and some 70s, 80s and 90s (and even 33s!) in with the 78s.

    "Shellac" is no good for those either, cause there's plenty of vinyl ones in there too.
     
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  2. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

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    In both the U.K. and America, no one says “raincoats are made of vinyls.” One says “raincoats are made of vinyl.” No one says “she wore vinyls boots.” One says “she wore vinyl boots.” No one says “I covered my house with vinyls siding.”
     
  3. thrivingonariff

    thrivingonariff Forum Resident

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    Surprised to be getting this question, but OK: "count noun".

    You really like these silly hypothetical examples, don't you? ;) No, I would not say that. And?
     
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  4. TMegginson

    TMegginson Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Have you ever actually heard a person say that? "Vinyls" is in use. Its legitimacy is not in question. I just wanted to know the history.
     
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  5. TMegginson

    TMegginson Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    My father called his rubber overshoes "rubbers," which always got a laugh at home. But I have a colleague in his 60s who still uses that term. (Also gets a laugh.)
     
  6. crazy eights

    crazy eights Truckstop lovechild

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    you're all a bunch of wordists, i'm taking my ball and going home now

    (and yes i am too damn lazy to use the shift key, and e.e. cummings because)
     
  7. TMegginson

    TMegginson Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I'm amazed that grammar is more polarizing, here, than Slade.
     
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  8. crazy eights

    crazy eights Truckstop lovechild

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    dude,, noddy was a fashion icon!
     
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  9. TMegginson

    TMegginson Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    One can never have enough mirrors on one's top hat.
     
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  10. DeRosa

    DeRosa Forum Resident

    I'm confused, is someone suggesting they do?
     
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  11. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

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    I understand that language changes over time and that slang words and ungrammatical constructions regularly enter everyday speech. That doesn’t mean one has to accept a stupid and nonsensical neologism such as “vinyls” to signify multiple vinyl records.
     
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  12. TMegginson

    TMegginson Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Acceptance is personal. But the world moves on.
     
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  13. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    There are multiple internets, though. And, I'm told, multiple universes :)
     
  14. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

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    It's okay... at least the younger generation is listening to LP's.
     
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  15. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Maybe we can cut a deal with millennials that goes something like this:

    "You create a new method of music playback and give it a name, any name, and we'll all go along with that. Meanwhile, were going to all go back to calling them records and ditch the word vinyl other than when using it to describe what a record is made of. We're not going to play a 'vinyl', or buy a couple 'vinyls', were going to play or purchase records. Same with 'wax' which is even further removed from that circular object you gently drop a needle on. It is not 'wax'."

    Deal?
     
  16. RubenH

    RubenH Forum Resident

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    Likely a contraction of 'vinyl records' - - but having grown up with the original LP wave, yeah, this ticks me off every time I see or hear it.
     
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  17. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    Here in the UK, TCM - Turner Classic Movies - has rebranded itself TCM Movies. Turner Classic Movies Movies.

    This is where we're at :rolleyes::laugh:

    EG.
     
  18. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    What were we doing previously, discovering words and definitions under rocks?
     
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    dsdu Forum Resident

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  20. Baldo

    Baldo Forum Resident

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    “Vinyls” not only sounds dumb, but it’s grammatically and phonetically incorrect.

    I call them records, even though that term is supposed to be used for any recorded data. Records, eight-tracks, tapes and CDs.

    The proper name/term, to me, is “vinyl record”. Or, to be more specific, “vinyl LP”.
     
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  21. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

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    And then moves on again. I don’t hear many people using “groovy” or “splitsville” anymore. “Vinyls” too shall pass.
     
  22. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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  23. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Yes. Human SheepS
     
  24. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    what do they know
     
  25. thrivingonariff

    thrivingonariff Forum Resident

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    As will everything.
     
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