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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 10:56:04 EST 2021


An early entry in the Eggcorn Database.

https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/135/butt/

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:45 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
> >
>

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