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    live-o

    Good evening.

    I hear an actor saying, 'Get us some water
    and a wet wipe live-o, will you, Turbo?'


    1. What does that mean?

    2. Has that got something to do with BrE?

    3. May I use this in formal/informal speech

    Thanks, Alex.

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    Re: live-o

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Good evening.

    I hear an actor saying, 'Get us some water
    and a wet wipe live-o, will you, Turbo?'


    1. What does that mean?

    2. Has that got something to do with BrE?

    3. May I use this in formal/informal speech

    Thanks, Alex.
    This is a complete guess but I think it might mean "quickly". We have the phrases "Look alive!" or "Look lively!"which mean to hurry up (imperative).

    Get me some water and a wet wipe pronto!
    Get me some water and a wet wipe, FAST!

    I could be completely wrong though, as I've never heard this before.

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    Re: live-o

    Here is another example:

    'He's alive, alive-o somewhere, selling cockles and mussels...'

    I haven't found anything about that -o in the Internet but I feel as if it is like a comaprative degree.

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    Re: live-o

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Here is another example:

    'He's alive, alive-o somewhere, selling cockles and mussels...'

    I haven't found anything about that -o in the Internet but I feel as if it is like a comaprative degree.
    I don't think that the "alive alive-o" line from Molly Malone, Irish folk tune, has any connection to the word you posted.

    Having said that, since I already said I wasn't sure about my definition of "live-o", I could be wrong.

    Anyone else care to chip in?!

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