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source of the word "asshat"

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Mar. 16th, 2006 | 11:09 pm
mood: amused
music: Kumpo Beat

I read the word 'asshat' in a story and thought it sounded strange, too fandom-y, like 'squick' or 'squee'. kyuuketsukirui made me think again, so I did some research.

Wikipedia says it's a variation of asshole, and, "According to Google's Usenet statistics, the word only saw a token appearance every day or two starting in July, 1999, but following a slow rise in 2002, it entered popular usage in May, 2003." Jeff K. of Something Awful may have popularized asshat.

And because we can't forget the ads:

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*sporfle*
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kaige68

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from: kaige68
date: Mar. 17th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
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You know, I never think to look for asshat on line. No wonder I can never find a good sale locally.

Thank you for this!

*snicker*

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the trout are really torpedos

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from: flowery_twat
date: Mar. 17th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Heeee. Good to know you can good deals on asshat. Imagine how silly you'd feel paying too much.

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