Talk:wild ass

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Hi msh210,

I just created an entry for wild-ass (to link from SWAG). I was in the process of adding all the standard defs when I noticed that you deleted it. Can you please undelete and let me finish the definition?--Apelbaum 23:14, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I deleted it because it was all very wrong. I'll restore it so you can fix it.​—msh210 23:21, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the revert. What do you think about the current update?--Apelbaum 23:30, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Better, but still with errors. The pronunciation given is that of ass (I suppose). The definitions given, at least some of them, are those of wild ass (rather than wild-ass): I don't think wild-ass refers to an animal of any kind, nor, indeed, is a noun, though I could well be wrong. I don't see who ass and smart ass are terms derived from wild-ass. Etc.​—msh210 23:34, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Do you think I should move this entry into the entry wild ass?--Apelbaum 23:58, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
I think you should fix the problems I noted and keep it at whatever spelling the word has. Also, see WT:CFI, and the other links I left on your talkpage.​—msh210 00:43, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Sense 2 of noun is very dubious. Equinox 23:34, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


How come it is claimed to be pronounced /wɪld æs/ and not /waɪ̯ld æs/? @DCDuring? Is the word wild sometimes pronounced like this? MacMillan gives /waɪ̯ld/ for wild boar and wild cat, Wiktionary also for the former. Fay Freak (talk) 10:14, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

I'm no good with IPA. I don't know the best venue to get this cleared up. Maybe RFT. DCDuring (talk) 14:46, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
I thought the the only difference in pronunciation between wild-ass and wild ass was one of stress. Maybe there is a consequent difference in the vowel? DCDuring (talk) 14:48, 10 August 2018 (UTC)