[Ads-l] Heard: "bud" > _butt_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 07:34:19 EST 2021

A. We gotta nip this in the butt!
B. Did you say "butt"?
A. Yeah.
B. It's "bud," dood.
A. No, it's not. That doesn't mean anything. "Nip in the butt" is like, you
know, a dog bites them in the ass. Gets their attention.

Wonder how A would analyze the shift of "rosebud" to "rosebutt." Probably
would claim that "rosebud" was the change.

- Wilson
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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