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I saw the Shrek, but I couldn't understand "You're going the right way for a smacked bottom"

What does that mean?

Thanks in advance.
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A spanking -- corrective punishment for a child.

PS: I see this is your first post-- welcome to English Forums, Santa!-- I'd recognize that laugh anywhere! Shrek is one of my favorite films, too. I always cry at the happy ending.
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I'd say a "smacked bottom" is the result of a spanking.

"The right way to a smacked bottom" is "the right way to get/to end up with your bottom smacked/a smacked bottom".
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a smacked bottom is similar to a spanking: i.e. to strike smartly with the hand, especially on the buttocks - a form of corporal punishment.

In this instance, it is being used as a form of threat.
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HoHoHoI saw the Shrek, but I couldn't understand "You're going the right way for a smacked bottom"

What does that mean?

Thanks in advance.
Well, it's taken years and years to get a reply to this simple question, hasn't it? But it will be worth it, I hope. It’s basically a British expression and it means “If you keep behaving badly like you are now, then I will punish you by smacking your bottom. Smacking someone’s bottom as a punishment has gone into quite some decline in recent years, which has, I think, led to an enormous increase in juvenile delinquency. One takes the young culprit, puts him or her over your knee, and then smacks their prefererably bare bottom with the open palm. The bottom goes quite red, and there is usually a bit of screaming and tears. But it gets the job done, and it’s happened to me in my childhood quite a number of times, so I know. I’ve never laughed about it, or lined up for another dose, like kids seem to do with other punishments. No, they might laugh about detention, or even jail, but I bet you won’t see one of those gangsta hip hop thugs bragging about how someone took the time and trouble to tan his bottom for his misdeeds.

It is often used as a threat, either the literal threat of a spanking or the threat of unpleasant consequences. The woman boss in a firm where I used to work sometimes used it when talking to male employees: "Don't be late tomorrow. Smacked bottom!"

It is often used as a threat, either the literal threat of a spanking or the threat of unpleasant consequences. The woman boss in a firm where I used to work sometimes used it when talking to male employees: "Don't be late tomorrow. Smacked bottom!"

Where I live, a boss who said this to his or her employees would risk being accused of harassment and could get into serious trouble.

Clive

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This was back in the 1980s, not long after I had left college. I didn't find it offensive.

Attitudes about what you can do and say in the workplace have changed a lot since the 1980s.

Clive

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