It's pronounced "App-uh-LAT-chun". Not "App-uh-LAY-chun". It's pronounced just like it's spelled, with a short "a" sound. At least the sportscasters started pronouncing it correctly after Appalachian State beat Michigan several years ago. That's a start.
Kick doesn’t bother me and it’s easier to write when describing a kit when you sell as you all know I’m good at. Like “my kick is punchy” as opposed to “my bass drum is punchy”. I know one word but in a description of a listing it could get repetitive. Seems silly as I write this, I know...
But, yeah, skins and ride toms bother me.
This doesn’t bother me but when I think of it, “I’m taping tonight”... No, I’m recording digitally...... taping works.
Yes, the whole "skin" thing bothers me a bit, too! But, here's my rant...why do so many of us refer to a snare drum as "she"? She's a beautiful drum, etc, etc, etc. Sorry, but I would never hit a woman!! OK, rant over!!