die-hard » die-hearted

Variant(s):  die-heart

Classification: English – /t/-flapping

Spotted in the wild:

  • I guess the die-hearted reggae fans will say, ‘wha! Me no like dat,’ but is just a next aspect of the music still. (Mutabaruka: The Ultimate Interview, Apr. 3, 1998)
  • Not being brought up “die-hearted” (or is it “dye-hearted”), I honestly have a hard time understanding how some people can join actually join one of our major political parties. (Jamaica Gleaner, Sep. 25, 2002)
  • Lard as William was often called is a carpenter by trade and the area’s political activist. A die-hearted comrade. (Jamaicans.com, Apr. 1, 2003)
  • Ten Sports will live telecast Pak-India series in view to facilitate million of die hearted fans of hockey. (PakTribune, Sep. 22, 2004)
  • If I now say that the direction of the SDF cannot be predicted even with Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, some die-hearted followers will call me names. (Cameroon Post Online, Nov. 8, 2004)
  • The season for these hatches runs a little later in the northern areas, so if you are a die-hearted sulfur or cahill fan, the best advice I can give you is head north young man. (Lebanon (PA) Daily Times, June 5, 2005)
  • “The RSS faction was pressing for more power in the government and in fear of this, the PM has not given enough power upon Mr. Advani, a die-heart RSS man before he left for foreign tour”, said a non-RSS BJP leader of West Bengal. (Calcutta Online, Sep. 27, 1998)
  • Rayamajhi said that a die-heart Nepali football fan Bikram Subba who has been living in Germany for 11 years persuaded him to play there. (Kathmandu Post, June 10, 2003)
  • Music from all different genres….of rock will be played. Requests are encouraged from our “die-heart” fans (and you will be “die-heart” after you hear us once) at Goucher and throughout the country…and even the world. (Goucher College Student Radio)

Appears to be most common in Jamaican English and various other international varieties of English.

See also hardship » heartship; cold-hearted » cold-harded.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/06/29 |

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