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- Really. The first page of RuakhTALK 23:39, 26 October 2010 (UTC) , for example, has seven hits that are definitely in this sense, one hit that I think is probably in this sense, one hit that I have no idea about, and one scanno. —
- Yup, really, really. This term has been around for a long time. -- Ghost of WikiPedant 23:43, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
- Hmm. The similar-sounding tix must be a plural of ticket, because there isn't a singular like *tic. Equinox ◑ 09:26, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
- Along the some lines - and related to the discussion of -x-/-x - is pax for passengers. Both tix and, especially, pax seem to me to be more written than spoken. pix might have more use in speech than either.
- The terms like this that have an entertainment industry application may have been popularized, if not coined, in w:Variety, whose back issues, together with w:Damon Runyon stories, memorialize versions of distinctive New York talk. Variety had a famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" (Small-town audiences reject movies with rural characters/characters like themselves), parodied in w:Yankee Doodle Dandy as "Stix Nix Hix Pix". For a family of others from Variety, see oater, sudser, tuner, etc. DCDuring TALK 12:04, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
RFV passed. DAVilla 18:44, 30 October 2010 (UTC) }}