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Good night, Butt Cheek: 10 unexpected & giggle-worthy uses of the term

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I was a language major in college, and my friends know I’m pretty nerdy about grammar.  Now I’m a mom to three boys, well aware that so many things in parenting are enlightening . . . including the amazing and prominent role “butt cheek” has in the English vocabulary.  Well, at least in my house full of boys.  So many parts of speech.  So many emotions.  Such positive and negative underlying tonality.  And while my Mommy voice says, “Boys, that’s inappropriate,” the real me laughs inside every time I hear it.

Here is a list — a sort of dictionary, in fact — of how this term is used in songs and everyday speech, as a noun, adjective and even a verb.  I hope you find it helpful in your own house of boys.

  1. Butt cheek butt cheek penis butt cheek (Often sung by the youngest, at bath time or any time he’s nude . . . which is often)
  2. You’re so butt cheek.  (Note, this is derogatory.  You don’t want your brother to say this to you.)
  3. That’s so butt cheek!  (Not to be confused with #2 above.  This is positive in nature and means “cool.”)
  4. I can’t right now.  I’m butt cheeking.  (?????)
  5. Good night, Butt Cheek.  (Endearing)
  6. Go butt cheek, go butt cheek!  (A rally cry, supportive and fun)
  7. Awwww, butt cheek.  (Similar to “dang it.”)
  8. My butt cheek is better than yours . . . (To the tune of the milk shake song)
  9. Happy Butt Cheek to you (Another simple song)
  10. Secret Agent Butt Cheek (A common dress-up character in my house)

Do you have any to add to the list?  Please share!

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  1. Alyson Hartman says:

    Awe, I blew out my butt cheek! Said by my eight year old when she falls.

    1. Ha!!!!! That sounds like a hospital visit is in order!

  2. Hahahaha you basically have budding Comedy Central writers in your house, don’t you 😉

    1. That’s why I try to capture these memories and share them — hopefully making others laugh!

  3. OMG – this post made me laugh so much. Boys are so damn funny!

    1. Hee hee!

  4. It’s amazing what having children does to your vocabulary and language usage, I did linguistics in my undergrad and can’t remember the half of it.

    I can only imagine what I would say if I had to go back to law and use some of my new found phrases.

    I love the way you had to contextualise number 2. Some phrases mean you’re awesome and others mean you’re not and it’s hard to tell which one is which.

    1. Exactly!!!!!

  5. Ha ha love it and so true! Funny thing is I have a boy and girl and their favourite thing to say is “boo boo butt head” and they laugh and laugh no matter how many times it is said. I love the breakdown you give. It is so true how they know if it is said in love or said to tease!!

    1. Yes, they crack me up. Boo Boo Butthead is great, too!

  6. Haha, secret agent butt cheek! I think a movie deal is in the works!

    1. I love it! Great idea!

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