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I am away from the office and conducting a bit of business by email with my staff. Why...I don't know why, but I just noticed that the first 3 letters of assistant is 'ass"!? Is this merely a coincidence?

Asked by Cruiser (40398points) September 4th, 2015

Or is there purpose intertwined into ass being the first 3rd of the word assistant? As a business owner I can personally attest to employing the word ‘ass’ in my thought process when interacting with my employees so I am inclined to think assistant was an intentional outgrowth of the word ass. Though I will be the first to champion the greatness of my assistants who are truly great but are also human and will stumble now and then that gives credence to this strange coincidental or intentional connection of the two words. So is this indeed a coincidence and I simply need another cup of coffee or is there a deep purposeful connection of these two words??

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longgone's avatar

You need another cup of coffee.

Cruiser's avatar

@longgone Perhaps with less sugar too! ;)

elbanditoroso's avatar

Too much free time, @Cruiser .

Remember that the first letter of BOSS is B and the third is S. Bosses are full of BS.

Strauss's avatar

If you remember, an ass is a beast of burden. An ass is not the stupid animal that has entered the public imagination over the past century or so. An ass can be smarter than a horse. It will stop working when it is tired, whereas a horse will literally work itself death. So next time you want to refer to an assistant as an ass, think about the noble ass!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Asset also starts the same way. Maybe the guy that first came up with the spelling rules was a sexually frustrated ass man?

zenvelo's avatar

That’s why the abbreviation is asst.

Ass. is fitting for members of the California State Assembly.

janbb's avatar

“FU” are the first two letters of “fun.” Coincidence? I think not!

kritiper's avatar

Just a co-inkydink. No relation between “ass” and “assistant.” Next time, take a good book with you to read with your extra cup of coffee.

zenvelo's avatar

By the way don’t be embarr assed about this question.

Cruiser's avatar

@elbanditoroso sounds reasonable and taking your line of logic…if we take the “o” out of boss and put “li’ in it’s place we have bliss and just how everyone feels about their place of work! This is all starting to make sense!~

Cruiser's avatar

@zenvelo A good thing you or I did not ASSume anything about this question!

Coloma's avatar

I think it is not a coincidence that assumption starts with “ass.” I think your observation is assuming a lot. lol
As I always say, ” assumption does not make an ass out of you and me, it only makes an ass out of you. Asinine is also a good ass word. Ass x 9. haha

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Coloma – you must have though ASSiduously to come up with that.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

Your question is ASSanine. You really shouldn’t have ASSked it!

Berserker's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Sexually frustrated ass man.

That’s…that’s just…I mean, wow man. Lmao.

There’s also the word assassin…has the word ass TWICE.

So when I was in grade 6, we were doing these word searches, and I found a french swear word in mine. I told the teacher and she goes, you know why? Because your mind is looking for them. I think she was insulting me…damn whore.

Coloma's avatar

@Symbeline LOL she certainly ass-ertained that one huh?

Berserker's avatar

JUST HOW MANY BUTT JOKES ARE WE GONNA MAKE.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@Symbeline Butt why are you objecting?

Berserker's avatar

Oh butt I’m not.

Coloma's avatar

^ Nice rebuttal. lol

Berserker's avatar

LMAO.

Could you imagine though…literally laughing until one’s ass detached itself from the body?

Coloma's avatar

That could happen if you peed your pants and were a gingerbread man/women. LOL

Berserker's avatar

moar liek gingerbutt man amirite lol!!!1!11!one

Cruiser's avatar

Pardon me…don’t mean to butt in butt I haven’t seen a thread hijacked like this in a long time and LOVE IT!

Berserker's avatar

You love big butts and you cannot lie!

Coloma's avatar

^ LOL OMG..I forgot all about Spinal tap, hilarious!

Berserker's avatar

Tap dat ass!

Strauss's avatar

Ass-tonishing!

Berserker's avatar

Man, this thread is just full of assorted ass jokes.

Coloma's avatar

Ass-aulted with ass jokes. Ass-tonishingly we have not been modded.

Berserker's avatar

What’s fanny about all this isn’t the jokes themselves, but rather that we’re immature enough to do them. :D

Coloma's avatar

^ Butt wait…no not immature, playful and witty!
Ass you would asspect from such a funny ass group. Okay, we have probably asshausted these witticisms now. lol

Berserker's avatar

Well then, let me serve you a different dish with…all the Beavis&Butthead insults that include the word ass or butt!

Buttmunch
Buttwagon
Butthole
Bunghole
Buttknocker
Buttsmack
Buttdumpling
Butt ventriloquist
Butt burglar
Buttwipe
Buttplug
Peckerbutt

Assmunch
Assmaster
Asswipe
Ass clown
Ass goblin

If we were really all that witty though, we’d have made a word game with “posterior” and “rump” by now.

XD

Coloma's avatar

^ LOL I have always liked ass clown and you forgot ass hat. haha—

Berserker's avatar

I like peckerbutt for being the odd man out lol.

Strauss's avatar

Ass-tounding!

Coloma's avatar

Asstute we are.

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