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coag
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 12:42:07 PM

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I thought this might be interesting to English learners.

1. In one's birthday suit
2. Bare-assed
3. In the altogether
4. Full frontal
5. Au naturel
6. In the buff
(Merriam-Webster)
thar
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 1:07:52 PM

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Be careful with 'full frontal' - that is what direction you at looking at a naked body from. What part of their body you are seeing.


Eg in many films you can have views of naked people from behind. Buttocks are not taboo.
The next step up is female nudity, from the front. Partial nudity. Top half only. Then full frontal nudity. Very tastefully done, of course. Whistle

Then, signalling the end of civilisation, there is full frontal male nudity. Rarely a pretty sight. There is a reason Greek statues are so coy! Whistle


Eg, this is a radio show poster making a pun of the words - but actually giving the image they conjure up. Only without the covering signs, obviously. With women it is sexy, (or exploitative, depending on your opinion). With men it is mostly just comical.

(Obviously I am not including films which are specifically meant to be solely pornographic. There the agenda is different).




May I add:
Without a stitch on.
As nature intended
(Very dated) - in the nud/nuddy
As naked as the day you were born


I have never heard it, but I think it is nice as a cryptic one -
Modelling the Emperor's new clothes. Whistle
Romany
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 1:39:14 PM
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Rather surprised that 'naked' didn't make it in there? (thus stark naked, and stark-bollocky naked, naked as the day ('you were born'), naked & unashamed, and nekkid - an American slang pronunciation which has caught on.) There's also: -

Unclothed,
completely undressed,
in the raw,
in a natural state,
without a stitch (on),
as nature intended, &
bare as a badger/s, (don't even ASK!)

That last has always made me laugh. Have no idea why hairy old badgers are called "bare". Unless it's a deliberate reversal. Or if, in fact, it's a corruption of 'bare as a badger's' i.e. it was originally a possessive ess which morphed into a plural ess. Then it would make sense - for the (fortunately) not terribly long-lived fashion of using certain pieces of a badgers ..'equipment' as tie-pins. It's said that it was Victorian women who eventually put an end to this outlandish practice, by subjecting their husbands to various 'punishments' within the house.

And a badger could be no more bare than when he had been reduced to sinew & bone. Gawd those Victorians were a strange & skin-crawling lot at times!
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 1:47:09 PM

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Romany wrote:

Rather surprised that 'naked' didn't make it in there?

Applause

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thar
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 2:17:35 PM

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I assumed coag was after the more idiomatic versions. Naked is too square, man . Nekkit, on the other hand... (don't ask me to explain why! ..Whistle )
Gary98
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 2:50:04 PM

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buck naked
butt naked

The second version is Americanized better version of the original.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:12:58 PM
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Skyclad for the pagans amongst us.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Gary98
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:26:06 PM

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Per Wiki, "In Wicca and Paganism/Neo-paganism, the term skyclad is used to refer to ritual nudity. Some Wiccan groups, or Traditions, perform some or all of their rituals skyclad."

Just curious, how often do you do your rituals skyclad? Forget it if this is supposed to be a secret.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:44:05 PM
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Gary98 wrote:
Per Wiki, "In Wicca and Paganism/Neo-paganism, the term skyclad is used to refer to ritual nudity. Some Wiccan groups, or Traditions, perform some or all of their rituals skyclad."


Just curious, how often do you do your rituals skyclad? Forget it if this is supposed to be a secret.


Once, I attended a pagan wedding, or hand fasting as it was called, ( they had to actually marry in a registry office) where there was a stone circle at the venue.

Ah the things we do for our friends.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
leonAzul
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 7:19:37 PM

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Romany wrote:


bare as a badger/s, (don't even ASK!)

That last has always made me laugh. Have no idea why hairy old badgers are called "bare".


Methinks it's supposed to rhyme with the French word «Mars».

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"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Romany
Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:39:33 AM
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Dunno Leon -

no true Brit would ever shrink from saying the word "arse": it's round, and satisfying (the word, not always the actual item!)- and it gives you the delight of using the piratical "Aaaarrr" when it isn't even Pirates Day! Plus it's not even considered an offensive word. In fact I converted a couple of American room-mates to eschew flat old 'ass' to full, delightful 'arse' - and they swore they'd never go back!!

Seriously tho, I think I might be on the right track with the badger-penis tie pins. Discussed it with my Curator actually, and he's willing to concede that might be the answer.


Gary98
Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:44:39 PM

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British pronunciation of "Aaaarrrs" is much better with its nonchalance, and American pronunciation of "ass" is just a little bit too attentive.
mactoria
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 2:32:11 AM
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Think we've barely enumerated the possible synonyms for 'naked.' The Power Thesaurus has 232 for 'naked' and 640 for 'nude.' And if you google 'naked' there are lists from our own TFD...including old stand-bys like "naked as a jaybird" and "stark naked" and for those who are trying to be exotic: au naturel. Interesting that there are so many words and phrases for this particular term; does that indicate a peculiar interest?
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