Please spell “relicked” correctly.

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  1. dscottyg

    dscottyg Strat-Talker

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    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 your 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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    The correct spelling, in English, if it were a real word would be "reliced".

    The proper word for it is actually "ruined".
     
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    But it's so hard to distinguish in context if one means they altered the finish of their guitar, or if they re-licked it- repeatedly...with their tongue :D:D:D:D

    I've actually struggled with that one. When we use a word that is normally a noun as a verb, things can get confusing.
     
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    "Relicked" is swabbed with your tongue again. That's not much better. :D
     
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    Context is everything. :p
     
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    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.
     
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    Not having pondered this subject much, I do much prefer distressed.
    Or, as Thruppers says, ruined.
     
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    relic'd - it is american word meaning this thing got gooched by a non expert.

    being an american word the spelling is irrelavent, much like my spelling.
     
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    Yes, and yes...

    I mean, how can ya spell a made up werd inkorectly :rolleyes:
     
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    But it's only Friday... :eek:
     
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    "Relicked" means that you've just licked something for the second time.
     
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    There's never a bad day for pedantry.
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    Oh, it's Pedantic day? It's usually more didactic around here.
     
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    It's positively geriatric here...
     
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    It's a dumb word in this context anyway - always makes me think of putting the bones of saints in the tremolo cavity. And I see no point in insisting on "correct" spelling on a word that really doesn't exist in verb form.

    If we must use it, I agree with those who advocate "relic'd". Neither reliced or relicked seem quite right, and relic'd solves that.

    In the car world, the equivalency is a "rat rod". I say we just start calling guitars that have been intentionally ruined "rat axes".
     
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    That's the strat-talk way of doing things. You lick it once, then you relick it.

    It's called quality control.
     
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    Are you trying to get me banned Joel? :whistling::rolleyes:;)
     
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    Is that like a Yorkshire rat-chicken?

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