Please spell “relicked” correctly.

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  1. dscottyg

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    It’s “relicked.”
    When a C is followed by an E or an I, it makes the /S/ sound unless it is an already established rare exception. When you add -ed or -ing to a word like picnic, panic, or relic, you have to ad a K so that the C isn’t followed by an E or an I. So, it is picnicked, picnicking, panicked, panicking, relicked, and relicking. If you spell it “reliced” it sounds like you are adding lice to your guitar again. Gross. It would be cool if word got around, and we see it correct in future posts. Also, it’s “Squier.”
     
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  2. omahaaudio

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    "Relicked" means that you've licked something for the second time.
     
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    I have been typing it as "relic'ed".

    Because, after all, paying strict attention to the proper English rules when discussing a practice that is so patently wrong on all levels is.....

    folly.

    :(
     
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    And reliced, means you have reintroduced lice to something.
    I vote relic'd.
     
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    I think you're right.

    I believe the proper verb form of the word relic is spelled "ruin".

    :lol:
     
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    Also, it's nucular, NOT nuclear.
     
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    Why not keep it simple and just write like you spell: "Relikd" ;)
     
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    i bet you call them 'mickraphones' then..
     
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    I won't mention Squire........ooooops
     
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    This post is on the strat forumas ell so to quote my post on there

    Okay let's get pedantic The OED does not list the word relic as meaning the way we use it in this forum. It is the remains of various things such as a Holy Person or a civilisation etc.
    The correct word is distressed. Therefore the word relicked doesn't exist with either spelling.
     
  11. tfarny

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    Just an FYI: Spelling rules are guidelines for when you don't know how a word is spelled, they are NOT rules that must be followed when new words arise in a language. So, sorry OP, but the past participle of the verb "to relic" is reliced, and you are not going to change that with a couple of tdpri posts. Relicked means you licked something again, as in 'He already froze his tongue by licking the fence in a blizzard, can you believe he went out and relicked it?'

    Similarly, just because the plural of octopus is octopi, does NOT mean the plural of PRS is PRSi. It's PRSs (Pee Are Esses), just like the plural of dental floss is dental flosses, not dental floi. There is no "rule" that if a word ends in -s, you pluralize by removing -s and adding -i.

    You're welcome! :)
     
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    Quiet day.....
     
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    Made me laugh.
     
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    How do u do a 'luv'? This deserves more than just a 'like'.

    PS. Maybe it shud b spelled 'pay more for something, someone else has ruined for u because u are so stupid u can't ruin it yourself'.
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    The cab has been miced! There's a mouse nest inside.

    I have seen older amps which actually have "mike" written near the microphone input.

    Often looks like it too.
     
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    Potato, potato
     
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    I didn't realise this would requier so much discussion.
     
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    Proper English ....

    Chaucer and Shakespeare ... only two hundred years separated these two famous writers.

    "
    A KNYGHT ther was, and that a worthy man,
    That fro the tyme that he first bigan
    To riden out, he loved chivalrie,
    Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie.
    Ful worthy was he in his lordes werre,
    And therto hadde he riden, no man ferre,
    As wel in cristendom as in hethenesse,
    And evere honoured for his worthynesse.
    At Alisaundre he was, whan it was wonne.
    Ful ofte tyme he hadde the bord bigonne
    Aboven alle nacions in Pruce;
    In Lettow hadde he reysed, and in Ruce,
    No Cristen man so ofte of his degree.
    In Gernade at the seege eek hadde he be
    "
    "
    SAMPSON Fear me not.
    GREGORY No, marry; I fear thee!
    SAMPSON Let us take the law of our sides; let them begin.
    GREGORY I will frown as I pass by, and let them take it as they list.
    SAMPSON Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.
    ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
    SAMPSON I do bite my thumb, sir.
    ABRAHAM Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
    SAMPSON [Aside to GREGORY] Is the law of our side, if I say ay?
    GREGORY No.
    SAMPSON No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.
    "

    Now of course there is texting .... OMG! LOL!!!


    Dictionaries have always surveyed to get the most common observable usage recorded in them as 'the rule'. It's a record of the time which then becomes like walking across a muddy field with boots that might get sucked from their foot at any misstep. Others angrily shout at rule breakers or remove points from their essays.

    ... Popularity trends used by Dictionaries indicates Relic'd is the most popular term on the forums. 'Relicked' and 'Reliced' causes too many giggles from the back row.

    I like Relic'd guitars, both the natural and the unnatural kind -- as long as the fretwork and setup were attended to so the guitar plays like a Custom Shop. But that is impossible to reveal in pictures, just the visual style and the finger pointing and anger about how they want to lick that guitar at least a second time. Giggle.

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    Mic’d ... relic’d.
     
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    Meanwhile, 90 years ago, my great-grandfather was trying to make sure that the upcoming crop would be enough to cover the bills so the 7 kids (and one on the way) would be able to eat and the bank wouldn’t foreclose on the land and shack he was barely hanging on to...

    I bet he was very concerned about whether his descendants would be spending time developing an opinion on the proper spelling for a pre-aged guitar.
     
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