Originally Posted by Glenn Kuras
Note to self: It is spelled MIC not MIKE.
Actually, Glenn . . . Merriam-Webster's Dictionary (which is the only true DIRECT descendant of Noah Webster's Dictionary, and is deemed by most professional editors, etc. to be the most reliable, authoritative dictionary other than the Oxford English Dictionary) recognizes BOTH "mic" and "mike" as legitimate forms.
The word spelling "mike" has been in use since 1924, with the word spelling "mic" having only been in commonly accepted use since 1961.
The words "miking" and "miked" are generally deemed more correct forms than some of the other abominations such as "micing", "mic'ing", "mic'd", etc. These are actually rather improper contractions/abreviations of words, because the contraction leaves out a critical letter after the "c" (either a consonant or a vowel) that attributes the "c" with either a hard sound (like "k") or soft sound (like "s").
A little word trivia for ya there!
BTW, if you ever need to quickly look up a word in the dictionary, the most up-to-date version (sometimes more up-to-date than the latest print edition) of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Edition can always be accessed at Merriam-Webster Online