"Butt heads... I like the sound of it."
—Beauregard Tannen

Buttocks brains was an expression used by General Beauregard Tannen during the American Civil War to insult soldiers in his regiment.


When Tannen came across Verne Brown at the Battle of Chattanooga in 1864, the young man corrected him with "butthead", which meant essentially the same thing. The new version would be used by many descendants of Beauregard, including Biff Tannen.


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