When I have a microphone is it a mic or a mike?

Hah, this one has plagued me for years.  Not anything serious but it’s bugged me every time I have write something in past tense.  For instance, “I miced the stage.”  That just looks weird.

So, today I finally did a search on mic versus mike and I found this great article from Sam Bayer:


A little heavy on the academic side if you’re not into that but it’s a great detailed explanation of his vote for mike.  I have to agree with most everything Sam says.  So, I guess to save my sanity when usine mike as a verb I’ll be using m-i-k-e. 🙂

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