Re:       Re: whence BUCK NAKED?

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Apr 6 00:24:07 UTC 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>
>M-W's predating must predate such archival resources >as Newspaperarchive.
>guess that would be the place to look for raw (pun >intended) data.

You can find cites in newpaperarchive from the early 50's for "buck naked"
but nothing(even into the 1990's) for "butt naked."  I guess those mainly
mid-American papers were still afraid to use "butt."

Sam Clements

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