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Chiefly in:   wild awake

Classification: English – vocalized /l/

Spotted in the wild:

  • This generation is wild awake and are willing and able to resist tyranny and sadism exhibited by the likes of Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju. (Nigeria World, Jan. 30, 2002)
  • If Jesus in the gospel in the time of agony turned to friends and they were sleeping, I hope that the three Sisters will say, “In our agony they turned to some friends and the friends are wild awake and willing to help and to be with them.” (Homily of Bishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle, May 5, 2003)
  • Mr Wilson said the “Ghanaians are wild awake this time as far as politics and electoral issues are concerned unlike previously when people were deceived to vote for parties”. (Ghana Web, Jan. 3, 2004)

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Appears common in some varieties of World English (e.g., in Africa).

See also while » wild.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/08/23 |

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