Re: Re: whence BUCK NAKED?
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Apr 6 00:24:07 UTC 2004
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From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>
To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>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."
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