Talk:Master of ceremonies
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Having MCed, MC'ed, emcee'd, or emceed an arts festival, several plays as well as numerous improv and drama events, I feel it's safe to say that emcee is not a "misrendering" of MC. =P — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 08:40, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
I think it should be said that "emcee" isn't a real word. It is a corruption of the abbreviation. Why does American English try to make words from abbreviations of individual letters (e.g. "JC" for junior college => "jaycee," another non-existent word). 2001:470:D:468:7455:7A:1C17:3DB4 (talk) 05:05, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
- AmE is not the only English language (or any language) to invent words and spellings, so don't let ignorance or arrogance bias your thinking. You can find numerous invented spellings in BE and other languages. It's part of language development and evolution. In any case, this isn't a forum; we use this page to discuss improvements to the article, not discuss off-topic matters. - M0rphzone (talk) 04:36, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Keep to the subject matter!
The last sentence about kids being too poor to buy instruments - while it may well be true, it is a) unqualified, and b) off the point. This article is specifically about MCs, not the origins of Hip-Hop DJing/Turntablism. Removing this sentence. Beerathon 14:36, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
this page needs a shit-ton. ReverendG 21:11, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Something besides hip-hop
Shouldn't there be a discussion here of other types of emceeing beides in hip-hop, which at least eighty percent of the page seems to be devoted to?Lbark 02:34, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I think it would be worth mentioning the role of an MC during a wedding reception, which seems like a fairly common application of the MC role. --Anon —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:33, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
- That's more suited to a finishing school than an encyclopaedia Owen214 (talk) 10:30, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
Singular or plural
Rappers trying to redefine the term
I have a strong inclination to think that the rappers redefining the term MC are only doing so because they simply don't know what the term means themselves. Throughout history, spellings have been changed and even the meanings of words have changed due simply to ignorance. Please bear this in mind when rappers will undoubtedly try to update this article Owen214 (talk) 10:30, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
- Because this is sourced and, as far as I can tell, there is none for the 1973, it seems like it should be changed. Did anyone else have a source for the 1973 that should be looked at? Coralshin (talk) 19:05, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
Boy Scouts of America
In the Boy Scouts of America, the Master of Ceremonies is an adult or a Scout who leads a Court of Honor, specifically an Eagle Scout Court of Honor (one which is held to present a scout with an Eagle Scout rank). It is optional to award merit badges or rank advancements at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor, rather than making the rest of the troop wait for another, non-Eagle, Court of Honor.
- "Court of Honor Planning & Prep". Eaglescout.org. 2004-03-14. Retrieved 2010-06-10.