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45 rpm and 78 rpm are back in use, defrost never vanished

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Submitted by Malcolm (Israel), Jan 1, 2022 at 15:26

Some of those vanished words have made a comeback, since there has been a vinyl revival (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_revival) over the last twenty years and even audio cassettes (A-side and B-side) have started to reappear. In 2020, for the first time in decades, vinyl records (5%) accounted for more music revenues in the USA than CDs (4%). Do an internet search for "record players" and you will find hundreds of them available for sale in the USA. Moreover, many of them are explicitly advertised as having all three speeds (33, 45 and 78 rpm) and I imagine that that also holds in general. Why would any firm restrict itself to 33 rpm when the competition is offering three speeds as a matter of course? P.S. Do an internet search for "freezers" and you will find that "defrost" is still in use.

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45 and 78rpm: I did include 33rpm as obscure because of the surge in vinyl record sales that you point to. But I am not aware that these speeds are still being sold.

Defrost: True, an appliance might occasionally might need defrosting but one can usually go decades without needing to.

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