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Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Always Question...


Good Evening. Lucy the Insomniac here... Still sleepless in Colorado. Back from last week's holiday sojourn with the Grands...Just me and my nimble, if not nubile brain skittering across the murk and darkness of night...I sit in the comfy stillness of my room and wonder...

22 Comments:

  • At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Claude said…

    ;))
    I like the outcome of your insomnia!

     
  • At 3:02 AM, Blogger Savtadotty said…

    I think it's buck naked. I wonder why?

     
  • At 6:26 AM, Blogger GUYK said…

    I have seen some nekked butts and I have seen some naked bucks. The butts were on my bed and the bucks hanging from a tree limb cooling out during a Montana fall morning. I like 'em both but the nekked butt is more fun

     
  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Milt said…

    Glad your back, I missed your wry sense of humor.

     
  • At 6:48 AM, Blogger Joy Des Jardins said…

    I think we should mix them together..."Buckett Naked." It's probably been used already.

     
  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger Roberta said…

    When I heard my kids saying this term I didn't know what was wrong with the original appellation -- 'birthday suit' or 'in the raw'. I think it is 'butt naked' if you loiter around in your birthday suit, and 'buck naked' if you prance about in the raw. Who would think that being so bare and naked could be so complicated? ;D

     
  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Roberta,
    I've discovered things almost always get very complicated when I dance around in my birthday suit. It's not only that it needs ironing in the worst way, it's the red cowboy boots. :)
    lucyd

     
  • At 8:58 AM, Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said…

    Hi! Thanx for stopping by and the kind words. That's sure a good looking grandson/ couple. Congratulations. ;-)

     
  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Roberta said…

    Lucy, I couldn't help but remark that my birthday suit needs pressing as well! No help to be found for the buttons. LOL

     
  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger Chancy said…

    I don't know about the rest of the planet but here in the South it's

    Buck nekkid

     
  • At 4:06 PM, Anonymous auntietob said…

    WOHA- OK- so Lucy-- can i borrow the red cowboy boots!

     
  • At 4:17 PM, Blogger Bev Sykes said…

    LOL. Great photo!

     
  • At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Terri said…

    Welcome back, Lucy. I missed you! Hope you had a nice get-away. The photo is a riot...I love your sense of humor.

     
  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said…

    My hubby has insomnia too. I feel so badly for people who can't get a good night's sleep. I think I feel guilty because I generally fall asleep within five minutes and I sleep very well.

    I think it is "buck" naked. But when one is naked, the BUTT is most certainly naked too.

     
  • At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Maria said…

    Of course I had to google this. (You know me.) This definition was found at a site called Words @ Random
    Buck naked, slang for 'completely naked' came on the scene in the late 1920's, and the qualified buck-ass naked a bit later. It's one of those terms which is most often accompanied by the irritating phrase "of obscure orig." or "origin unk." Given the preceding array of choices, one might hazard (as only one of my sources did) that the buck in buck naked refers to the color of buckskin, along the lines of "buff," as in "in the buff." But, while we're conjecturing, I might propose another possible etymology. Around the same time that buck naked was making its debut, so was another slang term, bucket, for 'buttocks, rump.' Shorten bucket to buck, and you've got a term for 'ass-naked,' which makes sense in a very, erm, transparent way.
    . . . and from this site called Brians Errors
    The standard expression is ““buck naked,”” and the contemporary ““butt naked”” is an error that will get you laughed at in some circles. However, it might be just as well if the new form were to triumph. Originally a ““buck”” was a dandy, a pretentious, overdressed show-off of a man. Condescendingly applied in the U.S. to Native Americans and black slaves, it quickly acquired negative connotations. To the historically aware speaker, ““buck naked”” conjures up stereotypical images of naked ““savages”” or——worse——slaves laboring naked on plantations. Consider using the alternative expression ““stark naked.””

     
  • At 7:07 PM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Most Darling Maria,
    As per your instructions I've relaxed and let Carole take over preparations for the Sunday bridal shower. I had a grand afternoon following my curiosity willy-nilly...blog-hopping.
    Coming back to find your typically entertaining and informative comment was the fillip. And yes, I would have expected you to do exactly what you did. Thanks from all of us!
    love,
    lucyd

     
  • At 1:46 AM, Anonymous joared said…

    I had no idea you would get into such deep discussions on topics of such significance as the butt vs buck naked/nekked on your blog, lucyd.

    I found the topic to be just a bit raw for the tender ears of a 70 year old, but suppose sooner or later we all become exposed in one way or another!

     
  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Oh Joared,
    You may swing a mean double-entre but I can still teach you young chicks a thing or two.
    Great hearing from you!
    Sophisticatedly,
    lucyd

     
  • At 8:48 AM, Anonymous HeresLucy said…

    Never would i imagine i'd get so much education on Butt vs Buck naked here at Golden Lucy. Another reason i like your site -- the unexpected.

    If you have not met Hoss - and looking for other blogs to read -- check the link below. Most people get a kick out of Ol' Hoss..

    http://www.oldhorsetailsnake.blogspot.com

     
  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Lucy,
    You're not going to believe this but I visited his site yesterday via the link I found on yours. He's a riot. I was going to leave a comment but didn't have even a moment to do so. I'll be going back often----thanks for the tip---and the link.
    lucyd

     
  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger GUYK said…

    "To the historically aware speaker, ““buck naked”” conjures up stereotypical images of naked ““savages”” or——worse——slaves laboring naked on plantations. Consider using the alternative expression ““stark naked.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHA what a crock! Leave it to some left winger to come up with a PC explanation and a PC way to say buck nekked. BAHAHAHA

    I am a historian by the way and have the degrees to prove that I slept through a hell of a lot of history classes. I may not spell worth a damn nor write evn that good but I do know cow patties when I see it and this bit form google is cow patties.

     
  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    To my esteemed fellow elderblogger: the colorful and cranky GuyK:

    Please Guy, don't be too hard on the Google...Though I agree with your colorful appraisal of "stark" vs "buck" nekkid.
    Very silly---and certain to be regarded by Mr. Stark as perjorative! These people don't have enough to do.
    lucyd

     

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