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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?
    instagram.com/vinylhoard

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      Both agree to use 'records' instead? Send him to Coventry?

      And no.
      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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      • #4
        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!!!!

        EDIT

        Here you go -

        http://thepluralofvinyl.com/

        Tell your mate from me he's a tit and he wasted his time at UNI!
        "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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        • #5
          he is now quoting latin at me hahahah
          instagram.com/vinylhoard

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eric-adams View Post
            he is now quoting latin at me hahahah
            Tell him he's lost the bet and no one likes a saw loser so he has to buy you your dinner!
            "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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            • #7
              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.
              Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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              • #8
                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!
                Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rich Hero View Post
                  Send him to Coventry?
                  OI ! ...KEEP OFF MY TURF !
                  "Cover condition:Is perfect except on back cover theres an area of dirty smudge dont know what it is and covers a bit wrinkled which im sure could be flattened out"


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                  • #10
                    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"
                    Jazz ain't dead!

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by babycart View Post
                        But languages change and, personally, I quite like 'vinyls'.
                        In the name of all that is sacred! NOOO!
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                        • #13
                          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.
                          Last edited by eine; 01-06-2012, 02:40 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ken Ward View Post
                            Isn't that "sore"
                            See, told you I wasn't very good at English!!!!
                            "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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                            • #15
                              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.
                              Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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