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

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  1. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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    I like the musics
     
  2. mr. k

    mr. k Master of the Rummage (retired)

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    A young friend of mine uttered the word "vinyls" at a now defunct message board and was roundly chastised by several older posters.

    I have no problem with this word, except that I tend to get the i and the y mixed up. :D
     
  3. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

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    If people can get away with “maths” then I can get away with “vinyls.”
     
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  4. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

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    They shouldn't be. Nor should you.
     
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  5. My old Webster's (1981) says it's chiefly a British form. Common in French too, though we don't pronounce the plural "s".
     
  6. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

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    And it's or its. And your or you're.
     
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  7. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

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    I've always assumed "vinyls" is slang, like saying something is dope or the bomb of whatever. Nothing says, "you're old and out if touch" like pondering why the younger generation uses particular words or slang.

    If people want to say "vinyls," fine. We've got far bigger things to worry about these days
     
  8. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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  9. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It "literally" is. Singular or plural, to discuss the use of "vinyl" as a synonym for "record" or "LP" was the reason I started this very thread.
     
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  10. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Not if you believe you are speaking to peers who use the same code.
     
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  11. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now I have a Velvet Underground earworm, and it's weird.
     
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  12. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    As soon as everyone starts saying some deers crossed the road I'll be okay with it.
     
  13. Grant

    Grant Fight The Power

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    True.

    I remember many years ago when there was a push my a gort to use standardized writing and words and to avoid using slang. It was ignored, as this is an informal setting. I can't think of any setting aside from business and government that isn't informal.
     
  14. Grant

    Grant Fight The Power

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    There are people who say that now. I guess it doesn't matter anymore. Society is all shot to hell anyway.
     
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  15. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    It's not only in the vernacular but I see a lot of shoddy grammar and lack of proof reading in journalistic writing as well.
     
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  16. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

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    Why has “vinyls” become a word?
     
  17. loudinny

    loudinny Forum Resident

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    Back in the day I never heard “vinyl” used it was always albums / records!

    Isn’t “vinyl” more recent nomenclature!
     
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  18. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Probably since the advent of CDs to distinguish between playback mediums. "Albums" is more ambiguous.
     
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  19. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

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    That's proofreading.

    :D
     
  20. Jimmy Mac

    Jimmy Mac Zooropa... better by design

    Because we got lax, and to point out the mistake makes you a higher than mighty grammar Nazi. So now we are stuck with “prolly” instead of probably and people are now physically standing “on line” instead of in line nowadays. It’s sad when you really think about it.
     
  21. Ignorance but that's ok, they'll learn.
     
  22. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

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    These damn kids today! Why can't they speak English and use words like groovy, call cops pigs and buy their reefer by the lid?

    Saying vinyls? That's just square, man. It's cool, though. I'll keep on truckin regardless.

    (Adjust to suit for 70s (outta sight), 80 (rad or bitchin), etc...)
     
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  23. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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    will you?
     
  24. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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    Yeah, now get off my lawn!!!
     
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  25. Janet

    Janet Forum Resident

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    In the UK, "maths" is correct and "math" incorrect, such as in "I didn't do well in maths."
     
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