Grammar and Punctuation The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation


Mic is a bogus and clueless abbreviation of microphone. For too many decades to count, the word was mike. "Ike is good on a mike" went a line from a popular early-1950s song about presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower.

A bicycle is a bike, not a "bic." So how is a microphone a "mic"?

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