Talk:buck wild

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See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more#buck wild. - -sche (discuss) 20:13, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: December 2011–March 2012[edit]

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buck wild

Noun sense (synonyms are adjectives) SemperBlotto 08:13, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

It's an adjective. Creator just seems to be unaware. — [Ric Laurent] — 11:33, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
It is an adjective isn't it, but don't most words have a noun sense as well?Lucifer 12:37, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
No... — [Ric Laurent] — 12:54, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I am buck wild. (NOUN!).Lucifer 13:49, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Um, no. Also, in I am here, here is not a noun (it's an adverb); in I am going, going is not a noun (it's a verb); and in I am angry, angry is not a noun (it's an adjective).​—msh210 (talk) 14:49, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Similarly "I am ignorant" (adjective), but "I am an ignoramus" (noun). SemperBlotto 16:41, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
I remember reading a semi-scholarly book several years ago on African American Vernacular English which defined "buck" by itself as "extremely" or something like that, so actually "buck wild" is a sum-of-parts phrase, although I can't think of any other ways to use "buck." If I remember correctly it was Black Talk by Geneva Smitherman, but I could be wrong, it was a long time ago. Haplology 14:34, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Buck naked??​—msh210 (talk) 14:49, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
I've heard "buck naked" but I'm not sure if that was just a poor pronunciation of "butt naked". Though it seems to be super common online, so I guess it's possible that the poor pronunciation was misunderstood and subsequently transcribed as buck. Anyway. Wusilyunseung. — [Ric Laurent] — 14:59, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Note: Heading has been changed to Adjective, but definition is still for that of a noun. SemperBlotto 08:59, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
fixedLucifer 21:35, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Nope. "Definition" is now Related to encompassing timultuosness, debauchery, partying and typically: uncharacteristically inappropriate behavior such as exaggerated sexual, narcotic, and rulebreaking conduct. First part doesn't make much sense to me (Related to encompassing timultuosness?), second part (uncharacteristically inappropriate behavior) is still a noun. SemperBlotto 08:26, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Noun RFV-failed and long ago deleted. Adjective cleaned up and kept. - -sche (discuss) 19:46, 21 March 2012 (UTC)