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    Smile The waking maverick.

    Dear community & respected teachers,

    I am creating a short movie and it is titled: "The waking maverick".
    The meaning of the title should be:

    Someone, who is unlike anyone else around him and at the same time
    is in a state of being completely awake (aware of the things around him, being very perceptive, sentient etc.).

    I am not a native english speaker and I was hoping to find out through your help,
    whether "The waking maverick" is correctly written or whether it doesn't make any sense or a substitute word
    is in order.

    Thank you very much!

    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: The waking maverick.

    Quote Originally Posted by hubbabubba View Post
    Dear community & respected teachers,

    I am creating a short movie and it is titled: "The waking maverick".
    The meaning of the title should be:

    Someone, who is unlike anyone else around him and at the same time
    is in a state of being completely awake (aware of the things around him, being very perceptive, sentient etc.).

    I am not a native english speaker and I was hoping to find out through your help,
    whether "The waking maverick" is correctly written or whether it doesn't make any sense or a substitute word
    is in order.

    Thank you very much!

    Best regards, Mike
    Movie titles don't have to make sense. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. For example, "The Godfather, is a movie about a Godfather. "Shoot out at Texas Canyon", (If there is such a movie) would possibly be about some troubles at Texas Canyon. You will also find titles such as "Star Dust on the Sage" (a 1930s Gene Autry film) which is about corruption at a mine in the American west. Your title is fine but you should capitalize it this way - "The Waking Maverick". At first, I thought the movie would be about a maverick who was waking from sleep.

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    Re: The waking maverick.

    You are absolutely right. Movie titles don't have to make sense =)
    Ahhh, so he would be someone waking from sleep. I always thought: "Waking UP from sleep.." is the correct way to say it.

    So:

    Waking from sleep..
    and
    Waking UP from sleep...
    are expressing the same meaning?

    Thank you very much for your reply!
    Have a great day.

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