Real English
Rear End

Rear end is a very polite and indirect expression for buttocks, used primarily by ministers and my mother. But it can also mean the back of a car or other vehicle and it is intended to be understood with both meanings in this ad. Here, the rear end with some meat on it is not a generously proportioned woman's butt, as you might expect, but rather a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a big back tire. The small print of the ad is also written to make the motorcylce sound like a woman, describing a "buxom" tank and explaining that the motorcycle is not for those "who like 'em rail thin." (super thin)

Advertisement in Rolling Stone Magazine, April 6, 2006



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