In some of my speeches, since we apparently have some distinctive speech patterns here in the South--though it seems to me y'all are the ones with the weird accents--I incorporate the etymology of "buck nekkid."
"Nude" is when one is undressed for some artful purpose such as a painting or play.
"Naked" is when one is unclothed for something like a shower or doctor's exam.
"Nekkid" is when you don't have any clothes on and you're doing something you shouldn't
"Buck Nekkid" is when you don't have any clothes on doing something you shouldn't--and get caught at it!
The part I can't seem to figure out is whether I'm intrugued by the evolution of this phraseology or just simply fascinated with having no clothes on!
I'd say I salute you all...but really, we don't want to go there.
Good day to all.