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    having a bit of an argument with someone that has only just started buying records that the plural of vinyl is vinyl. not vinyls. but he went to uni and is about 20 so obviously he is right. anything i can say to shut him up?

    is vinyls a real word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    having a bit of an argument with someone that has only just started buying records that the plural of vinyl is vinyl. not vinyls. but he went to uni and is about 20 so obviously he is right.

    anything i can say to shut him up?
    tell him that only the French call them vinyls.

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    Both agree to use 'records' instead? Send him to Coventry?

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    To me vinyl is a material, which records happen to be made of, and I don't think there is a plural for it, but then again I'm utter crap at English!!!!

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    Here you go -

    http://thepluralofvinyl.com/

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    he is now quoting latin at me hahahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    he is now quoting latin at me hahahah
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    Vinyl (the plastic) is an uncountable noun and, thus, its plural is vinyl.

    Record is a singular noun and its plural is records. In the term 'vinyl' records, the word vinyl acts as an adjective, which cannot be pluralised.
    It can, however, be pluralised in Spanish and Italian, where discos vinilos is a perfectly correct term and vinilos an accepted contraction.

    But languages change and, personally, I quite like 'vinyls'. It saves time and you know what you're getting. "Twelve inches", "lps" and '45s' make just as much grammatical sense as 'vinyls.
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    Hairy Biker: Check out my leathers, dude.
    VG+ Pednat: Actually, leather, like vinyl, is an uncountable noun or an adjective , and thus cannot be..(THUMP!) AAARGH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Hero View Post
    Send him to Coventry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr sayers View Post
    Tell him he's lost the bet and no one likes a saw loser so he has to buy you your dinner!

    Isn't that "sore"
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    having a bit of an argument with someone that has only just started buying records that the plural of vinyl is vinyl. not vinyls. but he went to uni and is about 20 so obviously he is right. anything i can say to shut him up?

    is vinyls a real word?
    The correct answer to this - like most record/music related problems - is to be overbearing and silently enjoy the fact that you and not him was actually around to experience KRS ONE/ESG/Hendrix/Miles when they first came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    But languages change and, personally, I quite like 'vinyls'.
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    My Dad says vinyls. As a generic term he also refers to any rock band as 'Johnny and the Headbangers' or 'Johnny and the Rotters' -- handy terms I recommend you all adopt.

    EDIT, and for the sake of precision (in the spirit of the thread) - also 'Johnny and the Wailers'.

    Thinking about it, 'vinyls' has a rustic edge... it's a "thirsty" word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    Isn't that "sore"
    See, told you I wasn't very good at English!!!!
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    Maybe Eric's mate studied Organic Chemistry and Polymers at University, and is aware that there are many compounds in the CH=CH2 group that can be classed as vinyls.
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    sounds like a tosser to me.

    just stand on his neck until he agrees with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eine View Post
    Thinking about it, 'vinyls' has a rustic edge... it's a "thirsty" word.
    Oi am a Voinyls digger
    Oi dig them all of the day
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    http://www.bureau-b.com/

    See right there. It's "vinyls" alright. Bureau B is a vinyls company so they must know.

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    also check out cdandlp.
    it clearly says "vinyls" in the search function!
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