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Old 10-31-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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People, there are two types of wicked.

1) As an adjective:

That was wicked!

The heat is wicked today.


2) As an adverb:

That was wicked awesome!

It's wicked hot out today.


Number 1 is common in a lot of English varieties but especially British and Australian. Number 2 is much less common but is very frequently heard in New England.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I watched House Hunters today, and it featured a woman moving from Boston to Chicago. She said wicked like three times at each home she looked at.

I think it'd drive me crazy.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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LOOOL I hear this at time here... how cant it not be from New England

There are populated Jamaican community in Boston and Hartford, so maybe this what Im hearing from. hahahaha
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:41 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Here in Salem, Mass its deeply engrained in the vocubulary and rightfully so. I dig the word/adjective, definitely a lot better than "hella"
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Here in Salem, Mass its deeply engrained in the vocubulary and rightfully so. I dig the word/adjective, definitely a lot better than "hella"
"Hella" is a West Coast thing. In NYC its "mad", as in "mad nice", etc.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Boston
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that was a wicked pissah snow stohm this weekend.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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I'd heard it a few times from English people or those from regions with a strong English influence. I really got hooked on it after hearing Elton John's song, "Wicked Dreams" for the first time.

Alas, I live in a particularly backward region myself where new ideas and words are slow to make inroads. "Ahhhsum" is the big thing here now and it still has the same effect on me as someone running their fingernails down a blackboard repeatedly.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I watched House Hunters today, and it featured a woman moving from Boston to Chicago. She said wicked like three times at each home she looked at.

I think it'd drive me crazy.
I think it would drive me crazy to hear "wicked" and "all set?" day in and day out.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:35 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Once in a while I hear someone say "wicked" on Long Island. Still, it is not something you hear every day. Possibly because it makes no sense! How could something "wicked" be good? Only a diabolical & troubled mind can think such stuff up.

JK

Btw there is a "Wicked" play on Broadway. I have not seen it but I heard Wicked is pretty good!
I have a co-worker who is dating a guy from LI. Apparently he says "wicked" b/c she and her mother, who also works in my office, have both started saying it. It does drive me crazy, David!

"Wicked" is a Broadway play. I saw it in Denver (different cast). It was great!

WICKED - OFFICIAL SITE FOR THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL

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I watched House Hunters today, and it featured a woman moving from Boston to Chicago. She said wicked like three times at each home she looked at.

I think it'd drive me crazy.
See above.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I've never heard anyone use that word in my presence. But I have heard it on TV and I think that and hella(Californians) would drive me crazy.
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