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Old 08-30-2001, 07:44 AM
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American Slang by Robert Chapman says it dates from the late 1800s. According to him, it may be "a humorous mispronunciation of haphazard".
I like that explanation, because "half-assed" has always bothered me. Does that mean that something done well is "whole assed"? How does being associated with half an ass (of whatever kind) make something bad?
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