Friday, March 12, 2010

There are times when being right isn't important, this is not one of those times.

Because we are quite refined around here we like to debate important issues like peace in the Middle East, the global economy, and naturally, whether the correct term is “butt-naked” or “buck-naked”.

This last topic, you probably won't be surprised to learn, has been hashed and rehashed many times. Mostly because I’m right and my husband can’t accept defeat. (It's kind of pathetic to be honest.) During one particularly intense investigative session we each surveyed 5 friends then researched it on the internet, finally concluding that it was indeed (like I said) “buck naked”

As in buck skins, which are nude colored and were worn by early Native Americans, spawning the saying “naked as a buck” which was eventually shortened by my red-neck friends to “buck-naked”. Also, I present to you the fact that George Costanza picked the porn name Buck Naked. Surely that counts for something.

I thought this was all settled and water under the bridge until a few nights ago when my husband sent me this picture-

Now the pot has been stirred up again. Wouldn’t you know, Cosmopolitan is one of the few journalistic sources my husband finds credible.

So, which is it? Buck or butt? Or is nakedness not discussed at your house?


Todd said...

I don't know the answer, but I don't recommend doing a Google search for either phrase. I've heard both of them used with equal frequency, but I prefer to say "As God intended."

James said...

Buck. No question.

Keenie Beanie said...

Buck naked. Totally.

Rest easy - you are right and Cosmo is, well, confused.

Cindy said...

Buck naked. Definitely.

Cheryle said...

It's Buck Naked, without question. I'm so old that I was around when it was invented. (Not really, but still...)

Cosmo hasn't been right about anything since - well, I don't know when Cosmo's been right.