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#1 2006-08-09 15:03:07

Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 1

"Nip it in the butt" for "Nip it in the bud"

I’ve heard this on several occassions.



#2 2006-08-09 17:09:24

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: "Nip it in the butt" for "Nip it in the bud"



#3 2006-09-03 14:58:54

Fred Sanderson
Registered: 2006-09-03
Posts: 10

Re: "Nip it in the butt" for "Nip it in the bud"

What about the ever-growing substitute of “Butt-Naked”, rather than the correct “buck-naked”?



#4 2006-09-03 15:51:08

From: Brookline, MA
Registered: 2005-12-13
Posts: 38

Re: "Nip it in the butt" for "Nip it in the bud"

Here’s a Pat Schwieterman post from last December:

There’s an entry for “buck >> butt” in the Eggcorn Database:

If you check it out, also be sure to scroll down to the commentaries section at the bottom; in the third comment, Q. Pheevr helpfully provides links to three excellent Mark Liberman posts on the “buck naked/butt naked” problem.



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