Monday, March 6, 2006

Musings on words...

I was typing an email recently and started wondering on word 'creation' and usage. Recorded - originally caused the naming of records (vinyl), and has almost the same meaning as Taped - which I guess is from tape reels or cassette tapes. Is "taped" used elsewhere in the world as much as it is in Australia? This is the word I use by default, but I'm having to switch to recorded in the documentation I write and in business correspondence. Will we get ROMed or CDed, or will we use burnt? Will a new word be invented for recordings of events made online (and not just available on iPods)? Words are strange things..... (And corrections are always welcome ;-) )
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