Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 10:55:21 -0700
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: "Wildly" vs. "Widely"
The immediate predecessor of the current executive director of the Oregon
Historical Society (who had a short but destructive tenure) once reported
in the society's newsletter about a discussion which had covered a wide
range of topics, describing it as a "wildly raging" discussion.
On Wed, 10 Jul 1996, //www.usa.net/~ague wrote:
Today's newspaper had a caption on a photo saying that the "water pressure from
fire hydrants varies wildly." Unless the editor had some sort of pun intended,
I would have expected "widely" to be used.