Please spell “relicked” correctly.

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    In before the lock! :D
     
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    I agree with wot Balston said. Similar to the word 'hydrauliced'; an aviation term for oil collecting in the lower cylinders of a radial engine, stopping piston movement.
    I doubt these words will ever come up in an English degree examination. ;)
     
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    You mean the Rolling Stones tribute model?
     
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    the proper usage is thus:
    "the guitar has been put through the relic process"
    a bit clumsy, but still, you completely avoid giving the impression of licking or adding lice (again) to something that way

    easy peasy
     
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    I can not tell you how many time I have seen "base" drums, and drum sets with "symbols" included on craigslist.

    "aged" or "vintage-ized" work for me.
     
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    I thought I knew how to spell it, but then I reliced that I may be wrong.
     
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    The correct usage is this guitar has been distressed which is how I feel when I see perfectly good guitars ruined by hammers, chisels, other tools and even in some cases fire.
     
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    "distressed" is ok but it calls to mind a blue jeans protocol
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    ArcticWhite wins the thread!

    A few years ago, I had a (faux)leather coat that was showing wear and tear. I told my co-worker that it was "relic'd." He told me it was
    "distressed." I think he had been around fashionistas.

    I think blowtorch may have the right idea.
     
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    It's cute whenever people think English has rules :D
     
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    I think the only reason we struggle with this term is that Fender builds a specific line of faux distressed guitars called, "Relic". Plus, "heavy relic" and "journeyman relic". It is just a creative marketing idea, so we can be just as creative with the term. No rules apply as long as you communicate clearly.

    Break the rules dammit and rock on.
     
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    How about arced? Disced? Talced? Sicced? Specced?

    I get (hope?) that it's tongue in cheek, but for benefit of our non-native English speakers.... there's no past tense of 'relic' because it's not a verb.
     
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    Where I come from it's actually spelled "beat up" ;)
     
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    I write relic'd.
     
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    The Oxford English dictionary doesn’t recognize “relic” as a verb you plebeians.
     
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    Relic'd... next. Mic'd
     
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    I should think that of all the countries using the western alphabet, English must be the most difficult to learn in respect of pronunciation. The words: though, rough, bough and cough for example, they all share the last four letters but are spoken entirely differently. Then we've got knife, which isn't pronounced ku-nife and knit, knock and knight...
    Pretty much inexplicable.
     
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