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What in the hell is an "AssHat"?

Asked by rojo (24159points) October 20th, 2015

and where did the term come from and is it more or less offensive to be one than to be an actual Ass?

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whitenoise's avatar

If you’re wearing your head up your ass, you’re wearing your ass as a hat.

jerv's avatar

A picture is worth a thousand words.

msh's avatar

jerv- two thousand words! You made me laugh! Thanks!

elbanditoroso's avatar

“Asshole” is considered offensive. And it is word with a long history of being used in an insulting way.

“Asshat” is a made-up word that essentially means the same thing, but in common parlance, it’s a little softer. And it really doesn’t mean anything at all.

I see ‘asshat’ as a really wimpy word. If you’re rude enough to consider someone an asshole, at least have the kishkes to use the right word.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The first time I heard that phrase was on Wis.dm. A user named AGN (Anal Grammar Nazi) used it.

I read it as easier on the brain than “Asshole.”

Kind of like the difference between “Shit” and “Shoot.” “Dang” and “Damn.” Then there is “Cheese n Rice!” which is a smooth way of using Jesus’ name as an expletive.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Simple. It’s a hat made from the hide of an ass. What else would it be?

majorrich's avatar

@jerv Isn’t that rectocranial inversion’s illustration? I’ve seen many an officer with that. They walk funny.

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