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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 08:44:35 EST 2021


Many, many, many Google hits.

One calls it "hilariously mistaken."

JL

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 7:34 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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