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    Hello Anglika,

    I watched The Simpsons and run into two similar expressions about get out/down soon.

    #1 When Homer and Marge were young, they were seeing each other. One day, Homer drove his car to Marge's. He just pressed his horn, crying, "Marge, get your butt out."

    #2 One Sunday, Marge was pushing her family to go to church. Marge stood downstairs, crying, "Bart, Lisa, get your butt down here right down."

    I wonder whether you would feel offended if someone said this to you? And will you say this to any children?

    I sense this expression sound a bit of coarse. But I'm not sure. Could you please answer this question for me? Many thanks!


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    Very Homer! I would not be pleased to have this said to me!

    It is regarded as coarse, but could be used jokingly amongst good friends

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    Re: Ask Anglika

    Thank you for your answer, Anglika.

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    Re: Ask Anglika

    As usual, I'm horning in on an Anglika question.... (my apologies!)....

    But in the US, referring to someone's "butt" is not as rude as it once was and has become part of the common vernacular. It is very common for parents to tell their children "get your butts down here right now!" or even "if you kids don't go to bed right this minute, I'm going to come upstairs and kick some butts!" A boss might tell his employees, "The deadline for this project is tomorrow at 5:00, so we've all got to get our butts in gear and get it done!" A coach might warn his athletes to "get your butts to practice on time or you're off the team!"

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    Re: Ask Anglika

    Hi Ouisch,

    I am always happy to have you in. I appreciate you told me the usage of this expression in the US.

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    Re: Ask Anglika

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    As usual, I'm horning in on an Anglika question.... (my apologies!)....

    But in the US, referring to someone's "butt" is not as rude as it once was and has become part of the common vernacular. It is very common for parents to tell their children "get your butts down here right now!" or even "if you kids don't go to bed right this minute, I'm going to come upstairs and kick some butts!" A boss might tell his employees, "The deadline for this project is tomorrow at 5:00, so we've all got to get our butts in gear and get it done!" A coach might warn his athletes to "get your butts to practice on time or you're off the team!"
    I just love it when Ouisch butts in on an Anglika question!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    I just love it when Ouisch butts in on an Anglika question!

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    Amigo, you make me laugh my head off. Haha, I love your pun. Thank you.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Amigo, you make me laugh my head off. Haha, I love your pun. Thank you.

    Cheers!
    Daffodil, you are the favorite flower in my garden! May your blooms always make me happy!

    Cheers,
    Amigo the Punster

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Daffodil, you are the favorite flower in my garden! May your blooms always make me happy!

    Cheers,
    Amigo the Punster
    Amigo, you're a cheerful amigo of mine. Thank you very much!


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Amigo, you're a cheerful amigo of mine. Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much, Daffodil!

    In the US we also use the term 'fannies' instead of 'butts'. Both words are synonyms for buttocks. I personally think 'fanny' sounds less coarse than 'butt'!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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