Eggcorn? wide --> wildly

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jul 26 14:25:53 UTC 2013

 From the Boston Globe, Thursday, July 25, 2013, by Dan Shaughnessy,
opinion piece describing and analyzing Patriot coach Bill Belichick's
"sensitive response" to the Aaron Hernandez "story" which word
apparently was Belichick's]:

"This was unquestionably the most wildly anticipated preseason news
conference in local sports history."

I would expect "widely."  Which a photo caption seems to support,
calling it a "highly anticipated news conference."

On the other hand, perhaps Shaughnessy did really mean
"wildly."  Later he writes that there were "at least 24 television
cameras and more than 50 reporters (ESPN and all local stations aired
the news conference live)".  But doesn't that mean a wild scene only
*after* the anticipation was over?


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