RE: Re: RE: Re: ? ? ? Re: whence BUCK NAKED?
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Apr 5 22:07:30 UTC 2004
O.K., the Associated Press used "butt naked" in a 1/10/85 story. That still leaves a bit of a gap.
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Subject: Re: RE: Re: ? ? ? Re: whence BUCK NAKED?
In a message dated 4/5/04 5:57:28 PM, JMB at STRADLEY.COM writes:
> Maybe, but there were a number of years before 1990 during which
> "butt naked" could be said and written with impunity. A derivation of "buck
> naked" from "butt naked" requires the assumption that "butt naked" came first,
> was almost entirely superseded by "buck naked," then began a come-back around
> 1990. At present, this theory is entirely lacking in evidence.
> John Baker
Well, Google would not be a very good source, would it?
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