bupkis, bupkus, bupkiss » buttkiss
Spotted in the wild:
- “WHile I don’t know buttkiss about STREEM speakers, and they seem like they’re trying to overwhelm buyers with size and specs…” (link)
- “WEAVER as someone related to the project why don’t you just shut up…..mentioning names is out of line, you don’t know buttkiss about the …” (link)
- “Younger sports fans don’t know buttkiss…” (from Stocklin)
Analyzed or reported by:
- Rex Stocklin (American Dialect Society mailing list, 15 May 2005)
Only two examples from a Google web search, both given above — these against ca. 117 examples of spellings with the correct “p” from Yiddish (ca. 74 of them for “bupkis”).
A reshaping as “don’t know buttkiss” would fit into the collection of negative idioms “don’t know (doodly) squat”, “don’t know shit”, and the like. But such a small number of examples isn’t a lot to go on, so I’ve marked this one as “questionable”.