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(BBC)   And now, a 1,200 word BBC analysis on the term "kicks ass"   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2013-02-05 11:00:22 AM  
Kentucky: It will punch you in the taint!
2013-02-05 11:58:19 AM  
Derived from the British "arse", ...

Bollocks. That's just wishful thinking.
2013-02-05 12:30:18 PM  
Would "amazingly Awesome-Sauce" be a fair equivalent to "totally Kicks Ass"?
2013-02-05 12:32:37 PM  
That which does not suck kicks ass.
2013-02-05 12:34:41 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: That which does not suck kicks ass.

You forgot the category of "Meh." The perfect neutral grey to your scale.
2013-02-05 12:39:35 PM  
"He should call himself ass kick instead."
2013-02-05 01:01:08 PM  
2013-02-05 01:03:23 PM  
It's all bottoms with you, isn't it?
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2013-02-05 01:09:13 PM  

AndreMA: This is part one in a series. Next, BBC explores "takes names"

Part III will cover being "all out of bubblegum."
2013-02-05 01:28:36 PM  
Next: The scandalous origins of the term "sucks".
2013-02-05 01:33:16 PM  
i'd enjoy if they tried to take on the word fark.

etymologically, semantically, and syntactically, that is a fascinating word.
2013-02-05 01:42:48 PM  

wambu: Derived from the British "arse", ...

Bollocks. That's just wishful thinking.

Depends on the context.

"Ass" meaning "rear-end" is derived from the British "arse."

However, "ass" meaning "a stupid, obnoxious, or oafish person" is derived from "ass," i.e. the group of mammals related to the donkey.

When we say that something is asinine, we are using the latter sense.  Something is stupid or obstinate like an ass (donkey).
2013-02-05 03:48:02 PM  

Doc Daneeka: When we say that something is asinine, we are using the latter sense

just like when we say "i want to stick it in that ass"
2013-02-05 03:57:31 PM  
2013-02-05 04:32:37 PM  
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2013-02-05 05:37:53 PM  
In what might be viewed as quite crass
Some fancy themselves real "kick-ass"
Now who would be so plucky?
Surprise, surprise.....It's Kentucky!
To describe them thus? No thanks, I'll pass

2013-02-05 06:50:57 PM  
geico.  saving people £ for over 75 years
2013-02-05 07:06:37 PM  
gay.  it's the new form of humor.  GAY HUMOR = HUMOR of 1000x MAGNItuDES

SO FUNNY Its not even relevant
your head just explodes
2013-02-06 06:13:16 PM  
Folks, you're really slipping here......

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