May 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm #221066
Hey, fellow Gold Derby-ites!
With the onset of these great new forums, is anyone else with me that the outdated term “tape” should be stricken from our collective voice? As in “Jeff Probst has two great tapes to submit for consideration this year.” After all, VHS tapes haven’t been sent to Emmy voters in many, many years.
“Episode,” “submission,” “DVD” — these terms are all preferable in my mind. But whenever I read or hear the word “tape,” it just rubs me the wrong way.
But I could be on my own here.May 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm #221068
totally agree Marcus. Although training my brain not to say tapes, is easier said then done.May 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm #221069
Saying “DVD” sounds just as odd to me, but I don’t usually say tape anymore either. The term I generally use is “reel.”May 23, 2011 at 3:09 am #221070
Oh… so I’m the only person who uses the term “visual casette?” Darn….May 23, 2011 at 5:40 am #221071
It’s just become habit to call them tapes, and I can’t say I’m able (or willing) to break that habit. In my defense, when I say “tape” I don’t visualize a VHS in my head, but I’ve now associated the term with a submission.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.May 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm #221072
lol yes please. I call them ‘episode submissions’ because…. that’s what they are.May 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm #221073
I, too, just associate the word “tapes” with “episode submissions”. And “tapes” is quicker to type. LOL.May 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm #221074
Me too, when I say tape, I mean submissions. LOL.May 25, 2011 at 3:29 am #221075
I also just think of tape meaning submission now and not actual cassette.May 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm #221076
Some of us still have to remember not to say “tape” when referring to recording something. Between my DVRs and my DVD recorders, I haven’t recorded anything onto VHS in about ten years.February 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm #221077
i call them Emmysodes.February 10, 2012 at 1:24 am #221078
I have never even thought about it in the literal sense before this thread. I don’t see a problem or need for change. Or shall we stop calling Cola “coke” now too because there’s no cocaine in it anymore?
Actually I like the retro-thing the term tape has now.February 10, 2012 at 5:47 am #221079
I am fascinated that someone would start a thread, a grass roots campaign if you will, to take issue with this.February 10, 2012 at 7:54 am #221080
I’m going to use the word more often just to piss this individual off.February 10, 2012 at 8:01 am #221081
I like the word tape. I like the way it feels between my teeth, tong and lips when I say it aloud: “Tay-pah”. I like typing it. Puting my left point finger on the “T”. Putting my pinky finger on the “A”. Putting my right pointer finger on the “P”. And then finishing with the final “E”. TAPE. Ooh. Feels so good.
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