RIP “Cassette Tape”

10.05.11 Posted in Blog by

The editors of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary decided to remove the term “cassette tape” from its pages this summer to help make room for 400 new words including “cyberbullying” and “retweet.” – USA Today

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2 Responses to “RIP “Cassette Tape””

  1. Ed says:

    What exactly *is* the link between a cassette tape and a pencil?

  2. Robbert van Ooijen says:

    @Ed Good question for those who are not familiar with cassettes!

    The pens or pencils were used to rewind cassette tapes. Here’s a video showing it:

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