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    backside

    Is backside equal to "buttock"?
    Maybe it's odd to ask so, but is it an American slang?
    Thank you.

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    Re: backside

    Buttocks, plural. In the right context, as in "what he needs is a swift kick in his backside" then yes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: backside

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Buttocks, plural. In the right context, as in "what he needs is a swift kick in his backside" then yes.
    That goes for BE, too, except I'd more likely say '...a swift kick up the backside'.

    Rover

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