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(NPR)   Cunning linguist writes entire book solely about the origins and use of the word 'asshole.'   (npr.org) divider line 55
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2012-08-30 12:21:28 AM
Sounds more like an anal linguist to me.
 
2012-08-30 12:34:30 AM
C'mon, subby... Everybody knows that "asshole" is the masculine equivalent of the feminine "b*tch"...
 
2012-08-30 12:35:27 AM
Its called a rim-job / anilingus subby
 
2012-08-30 12:35:55 AM
I'm not sure, but I think this guy is an asshole
 
2012-08-30 12:41:55 AM
The first military leader to have been called the A-word - both by his men and his superiors, by the way - is George Patton

How are you writing about it when you can't even say it?
 
2012-08-30 12:42:06 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

/approves
 
2012-08-30 01:09:32 AM
*
 
2012-08-30 01:10:09 AM

Nezorf: Its called a rim-job / anilingus subby


blog.zap2it.com
 
2012-08-30 01:16:12 AM
img21.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-30 01:21:43 AM
First you dig a big hole, fill it with ashes, then put green peas all along the edge of the hole
 
2012-08-30 01:23:12 AM
A hole your donkey has fallen into?
 
2012-08-30 01:23:44 AM
Balloon knot is all I got.
 
2012-08-30 01:25:03 AM

PWNtheCCP: [img21.imageshack.us image 396x597]


Umm, your asshole there is the son of the original asshole

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-30 01:31:16 AM
i127.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-30 01:31:52 AM
writeorflight.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-30 01:32:56 AM
Has done the research.

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-08-30 01:35:32 AM
a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-30 01:36:20 AM
What's his fark handle, and how much do you wanna bet he posts in the politics thread?
 
2012-08-30 01:39:00 AM
Knocking at your back door.
 
2012-08-30 01:41:14 AM
Reminds me of this excellent legal paper on "fark".

fark

Obviously some NSFW language. 

/Sorry for the shortened URL. Had to because of filter.
 
2012-08-30 01:45:08 AM

HairBolus: PWNtheCCP: [img21.imageshack.us image 396x597]

Umm, your asshole there is the son of the original asshole

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x289]


I stand corrected. Going to bed but if someone could meme the right Patton I'd appreciate it.
 
2012-08-30 01:47:04 AM
I'm an asshole and I approve of this message
 
2012-08-30 01:53:45 AM
"He's my cousin, sir. He's an Asshole too"

"Keep firing Asshole's!"
 
2012-08-30 01:57:10 AM
Ray44512: Knocking at your back door.

I knocked at your mom's back door once, and was frightened by what answered.

/Got the hell off that lawn real quick.
 
2012-08-30 02:12:09 AM
I remember making the "ass" and "hole" connection in 3rd grade. It was one of my first epiphanies. That was also about the time that I figured out that the Mighty 690 was 690 on the AM dial and I could tune it myself any time I wanted.
 
2012-08-30 02:15:56 AM
I think the term was first used to describe my future mother-in-law. It caught on so quickly and so thoroughly that everyone just assumed the term has existed and been widely used for a long time.
 
2012-08-30 02:19:49 AM
All that plus my grammar apparently goes to sleep before I do.
 
2012-08-30 02:27:58 AM
Loucifer wins one internet.

/I was going to see if anyone else remembered that old movie.
 
2012-08-30 02:29:43 AM
A foxhole? Well, technically...
 
2012-08-30 02:30:06 AM
When I was researching a paper for an ancient Greek play once, I came across a very interesting book that I wish I had the patience to read. It was some linguist's dissertation on the bawdy language of ancient literature, and if memory serves, specific to Aristophanes' works.

If you ever wanted to learn all you could about all the dirty language in ancient Greek life, it is that book. Wish I could remember the title.
 
2012-08-30 02:35:35 AM
www.thehighwaystar.com

♪♫A master cunning linguist♪♫
 
2012-08-30 02:52:28 AM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: When I was researching a paper for an ancient Greek play once, I came across a very interesting book that I wish I had the patience to read. It was some linguist's dissertation on the bawdy language of ancient literature, and if memory serves, specific to Aristophanes' works.

If you ever wanted to learn all you could about all the dirty language in ancient Greek life, it is that book. Wish I could remember the title.


I'd like to know that book's title, too :(
 
2012-08-30 02:53:35 AM
mouth to, on the first date. i aim to please.
 
2012-08-30 03:01:45 AM

Loucifer: Has done the research.

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x281]


Oh sweet baby Jeebus with a walkman. I was in that movie.

/The grownup in me had a good time on set
//but the kid in me weeps over what I'll become
 
2012-08-30 03:12:08 AM
www.stgeorgegreenville.org

Abraham was quite an asshole.
 
2012-08-30 03:23:05 AM

fusillade762: The first military leader to have been called the A-word - both by his men and his superiors, by the way - is George Patton

How are you writing about it when you can't even say it?


Heard him on NPR today- basically, he respects that it's an ugly word to many and doesn't put it in the title, not just because it's offensive to some, but also because he doesn't want a title based around shock value (citing Shiat my Dad Says and Go the Fark to Sleep as examples), and wants the book to be taken seriously as a scholarly work. He apparently does not dance around the word in the text of the book.

So yeah- he does say it, a lot. Just not in the title, for various reasons.
 
2012-08-30 03:27:45 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-08-30 03:37:55 AM

snowcircle: Tyrion's Favorite Wench: When I was researching a paper for an ancient Greek play once, I came across a very interesting book that I wish I had the patience to read. It was some linguist's dissertation on the bawdy language of ancient literature, and if memory serves, specific to Aristophanes' works.

If you ever wanted to learn all you could about all the dirty language in ancient Greek life, it is that book. Wish I could remember the title.

I'd like to know that book's title, too :(


Hahaa! FOUND IT!
 
2012-08-30 04:31:12 AM
Someone wrote a biography of Fred Phelps?
 
2012-08-30 04:36:59 AM

Fark Me To Tears: C'mon, subby... Everybody knows that "asshole" is the masculine equivalent of the feminine "b*tch"...

To quote the great Frank Zappa:

You say you can't live with what you been through
Well, ladies you can be an asshole too
You might pretend you aint got one on the bottom of you
But don't fool yourself girl, it's lookin' at you
Don't fool yourself girl, it's winkin' at you
Don't fool yourself girl, it's blinkin' at you
 
2012-08-30 05:11:05 AM
/Asshole!
 
2012-08-30 05:12:47 AM
www.filmjackets.com

/Asshole!
//Again!
 
2012-08-30 05:42:11 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I'm an asshole and I approve of this message


emilyslist.org
 
2012-08-30 06:25:29 AM

offmymeds: Smeggy Smurf: I'm an asshole and I approve of this message

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LOL :)
 
2012-08-30 07:10:51 AM

SirMadness: Fark Me To Tears: C'mon, subby... Everybody knows that "asshole" is the masculine equivalent of the feminine "b*tch"...
To quote the great Frank Zappa:

You say you can't live with what you been through
Well, ladies you can be an asshole too
You might pretend you aint got one on the bottom of you
But don't fool yourself girl, it's lookin' at you
Don't fool yourself girl, it's winkin' at you
Don't fool yourself girl, it's blinkin' at you


I knew you'd be surprised.

/and fark you for that. lol
//Going on a Zappa jag now.
 
2012-08-30 07:28:16 AM
Cunning linguist... bah. That book could have been written by any linguist.
 
2012-08-30 07:37:46 AM

Tyrion's Favorite Wench: When I was researching a paper for an ancient Greek play once, I came across a very interesting book that I wish I had the patience to read. It was some linguist's dissertation on the bawdy language of ancient literature, and if memory serves, specific to Aristophanes' works.

If you ever wanted to learn all you could about all the dirty language in ancient Greek life, it is that book. Wish I could remember the title.


I wrote a paper on a Roman poet named Catullus. That guy's stuff was hilarious. He'd fallen in love with some politician's wife whom he referred to as "Lesbia". One line I remember was in-part something like "Lesbia puella defutata canis est..." that translated to "Lesbia, you farked-out, little biatch..." then he goes on to talk about his undying love.

Those Romans. Such romantics!

/puns!
 
2012-08-30 07:57:25 AM

Loucifer: Has done the research.

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x281]


Came here for the Stormy Weathers reference, leaving utterly satisfied.
 
2012-08-30 08:07:26 AM
interesting, i always assumed that some variation of "asshole" had been used as an insult for centuries. did it really come into regular usage as recently as world war 2? that's amazing.
 
2012-08-30 09:51:05 AM
I heard this interview

He vacillated between sensible and absurd and I kept thinking "You're kidding me. You get paid at the level of a professor who this shiat?"

But it was kinda funny listening to the NPR gal work up to saying asshole on the air.
 
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