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    He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Can I use "wet dream" in this way? Are these correct?

    1. He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    2. She has had wet dreams about buying that purse all week. -Yes. Like she hasn't!

    3. When I bought that Ferrari, I felt like I was in a wet dream.

    4. They have wet dreams about being accepted into Harvard Law School.
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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    I really wouldn't!
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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I really wouldn't!
    Do I have another alternative?

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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    What's wrong with just "dreams/dreamt" for 1, 2 and 4?
    For 3, try "I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven".
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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Can I use "wet dream" in this way? Are these correct?

    1. He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    2. She has had wet dreams about buying that purse all week. -Yes. Like she hasn't!

    3. When I bought that Ferrari, I felt like I was in a wet dream.

    4. They have wet dreams about being accepted into Harvard Law School.
    They're all pretty raunchy, like something a thirteen-year-old boy would say.

    Is that what you want?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Are you completely sure you understand what a wet dream is?

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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Are you completely sure you understand what a wet dream is?
    I know. But I saw it used that way in an American forum about steak:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/food/commen...f_meat_lovers/

    And I wanted to see if it can be used in other senses. Now I know it can't!

    I got it out of my system.
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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Wet dreams over a pizza? I have had many good pizzas, but none that good.

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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I know. But I saw it used that way in an American forum about steak:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/food/commen...f_meat_lovers/

    And I wanted to see if it can be used in other senses. Now I know it can't!

    I got it out of my system.
    Good! It's gross!
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    Re: He has wet dreams about pizza all the time.

    Bearing in mind that "over" can be used in the sense of "about", I'm very glad you didn't say you'd had a wet dream over a pizza!
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