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