butt » but

Chiefly in:   but(-)kicking , kick but , but naked

Classification: English – questionable

Spotted in the wild:

  • If I pay a but kicking price tag for a computer, I expect a but kicking performance from it. (mac-forums.com, July 23, 2004)
  • Starring Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, and a but-kicking, gun-toting KRIS PISSED-OFFERSON! (link)
  • And yes, I had a kick-but chemistry set in third grade and a thriving business in middle/high school making stink bombs, smoke bombs, and pyrotechnics. (link)
  • As far as players go, iPod kicks but, and the people have decided they want the best. (macdailynews.com, comment, Feb 28, 2005)
  • I like the kind of girl that is but naked and has her legs spread (newgrounds.com, Dec 12, 2004)
  • She was but naked on top of me with me still inside her and no cover at all!!! (link)

Marked “questionable” because potentially the product of a simple typo (typing one “t” instead of two). On the other hand, _kick but_ and its variants is apparently not uncommon.

Note that _butt naked_ itself counts as a (”nearly mainstream”) eggcorn. See also _nip in the butt_.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/09/11 |


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    Commentary by Scott Anderson , 2006/08/09 at 2:49 pm

    I disagree with your classifying this as questionable because “potentially the product of a simple typo” or that “kick but” and its variants is apparently not uncommon.” The original is “buck naked,” not “but naked.” As for the origins of the original, that’s apparently in question, but googling for “buck naked” shows it’s still in wide use today.

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    Commentary by Angie , 2006/09/21 at 7:16 pm

    I’m with the “buck naked” school of thought. Isn’t this term from the slavery days, when “bucks” were auctioned off naked so that potential buyers could see all the musculature of what they were bidding on?

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    Commentary by Emily-Elizabeth , 2006/12/06 at 6:11 am

    I think that, more than anything, this should be attributed to simple illiteracy.

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