Buck naked or butt naked? - from Em and Lo

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Em & Lo Em & Lo
Which is it? And why?
04/28/2010
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Quote:
Originally posted by Em & Lo
Which is it? And why?
Okay, I actually say both? Though I do believe it's butt naked. Why I’m not exactly sure I mean if you weren’t wearing a shirt you would be topless, I guess if you aren’t wearing bottoms it's butt naked? I have no idea I’m just guessing; ask the Google gods they know everything.
04/28/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Captain Peacock: 'Come along. We had to strip off in the barracks all the time.'
Mr. Lucas: 'I guess that's where the expression came from - 'barrack' naked.'

I prefer 'bare-ass naked', myself.
04/28/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I vote for buck naked, derived from the animal skin clothing early settlers wore, which were the same shade as their skin, hence giving them the appearance of being naked.

*blink*
04/28/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I vote for buck naked, derived from the animal skin clothing early settlers wore, which were the same shade as their skin, hence giving them the appearance of being naked.

*blink*
Buck naked is how I've always thought of the phrase, but never really had a reason why. Carrie Ann's sounds plausible, so I'll go with that one. lol
04/28/2010
JustYourAverageGuy JustYourAverageGuy
butt... buck is a big deer like thing... so it doesn't make sense....
04/28/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I don't think I say either LOL
04/28/2010
Victoria Victoria
Grew up hearing "buck naked". I personally just say "naked".
04/28/2010
Elodie Elodie
I always heard it as "buck naked", though I've never used either term.

I love etymology, so I had to Google it. The best write-up I found is in the Language Log.
04/28/2010
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I vote for buck naked, derived from the animal skin clothing early settlers wore, which were the same shade as their skin, hence giving them the appearance of being naked.

*blink*
I've always heard it as buck naked - and it makes sense for that reason
04/28/2010
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I've always heard it as buck naked - and it makes sense for that reason
lol I know! I don't quite understand that? Somethings just make more sense then others.
04/28/2010
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Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I vote for buck naked, derived from the animal skin clothing early settlers wore, which were the same shade as their skin, hence giving them the appearance of being naked.

*blink*
This is a great response and it makes a lot of sense.
04/28/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Both are right, methinks.

I think to properly determine which one to use, it depends on context and verbiage.

1. He was standing there butt naked
2. We were running through the streets buck naked when the Red Wings came from behind to win the Stanley Cup.
3. That deer is buck naked.

While writing this I couldn't help but put in the word "ass". Buck ass and Butt ass.
04/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Em & Lo
Which is it? And why?
I always heard Buck-ass naked or buck naked. I prefer bare assed naked myself. My girls started saying butt naked but it was because my oldest had a mild hearing problem when she was learning to speak and thought we were saying butt instead of buck. That and she liked saying butt at the time
04/28/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Grew up hearing "buck naked". I personally just say "naked".
Me too......
04/29/2010
Pipedream Products Pipedream Products
Quote:
Originally posted by Em & Lo
Which is it? And why?
I think buck was the original term because of an animal skin or something. However, to me "butt naked" sounds sexier... perhaps it's because I'm an ass man.
04/29/2010
DeadIzzy DeadIzzy
I've heard buck naked several times. but I atribute that to growing up in a small town of red necks. I'll cast my vote with butt naked because I've never seen a deer wearing clothes before.

BTW a buck is a male deer the females are called does.
04/29/2010
Gary Gary
Butt Naked makes more sense to me, but I think most people say Buck Naked.
04/30/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I've always kinda used them interchangeably honestly
05/08/2010
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