Buzzard's butt fell off

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flamboyant lad

Senior Member
It's from Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaur movie

Buck says: It smells like a buzzard's butt fell off and then got sprayed on by a bunch of skunks.

A whole buzzard can fall off if someone shots it. But it's butt only, it is little confusing here.

Could someone please help me out here
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    It's a joke, FL. Don't try to read it literally.:)

    Buzzards (vultures) eat carrion. Feces smell bad and presumably fecal material from carrion eaters is even worse (I have not personally checked, however). Skunk spray also is bad.

    Buck is just making a joke that something smells really, really bad.


    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    English has a few joking expressions that involveyour bottom falling off if you do something hard enough. You can work your butt/arse/ass off (= work so hard you're exhausted). The Internet abbreviation LMAO means "laughing my ass/arse off", and is when you laugh a lot harder than ordinary LOL ("laugh out loud").


    Senior Member
    English - US
    "Fall off" and "fall" are not the same. A flying buzzard can fall (out of the sky) if someone shoots it. A buzzard's head can fall off if someone cuts through its neck.
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