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My Favourite Things Part 1
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I'm sitting here just thinking about nothing, and I've come to the realisation that my favourite all-time adjective is arse.

And yes, while I do understand that arse per say is not normally classed as a describing word, adding it to stuff really makes for a great visual, and most people can appreciate what sort of vibe you're going for. And it's gotta be the Australian version of the word, with the "R" in the middle. Ass is good, but it just doesn't work as well.

For example, you've got Big-arse, Weird-arse, and Strange-arsed to name but a few. And when used in the right context your listening audience can fully appreciate the experience you're trying to share with them.

"I had a wierd-arse dream last night." "That was a big-arse meal."

My personal fav out for using the word arse to explain something is thus "I really can't be arsed." meaning; I'm feeling exceptionally lazy this good day for that particular exercise.

And if you use arse as an adjective, people don't get offended either. They just nod knowingly, as everyone knows that in terms of (eg) measurement you've got big, large, huge, enormous, ginormous, and finally big-arse. It's not a term to use lightly my friends, but if you use it well you will look knowledgeable.

So anyway, whille I was realising my affection for word, I wondered if this was a cultural thing (This is me attempting to bring this up out of the gutter) Is using "arse" as a description of something world-wide, or is it just something we weird-arse Aussies have started to do to confuzzle others?


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I myself have a big-arsed printer. :-) You haven't said 'arsed' until you've said it with a Scottish accent. *G*

Good see to I'm not the only one to embrace the arse!

The more the r is rolled in the world, the more serious you are :g:

For some reason, I think "ass" sounds ruder than "arse." We don't use "arse" here, as you know. Don't know how or when or why the transition occurred, but "arse" has a very 1700's-ish sound to it, I think. Sometimes it sounds silly; sometimes... classy, depending on the accent. :g:

We say things like "weird-ass" and such here, too. Somehow... it doesn't sound as rude when you hyphenate it with another word. ; )

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