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Where does the expression "smartass" come from and whom does it refer to?


I know what "smartass" means, but you have to be a foreigner to get bothered by things you don't understand completely. Does donkey actually have anything to do with it or is it purely a certain anatomical part?

 

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    kallini2010 3 years ago

    So, obviously it was a person. Thanks! It just feels weird, but I cannot help it - certain nuances of the language escape me.

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    kallini2010 3 years ago

    Thanks, so basically, it is from "kicking ass". Somehow there are always two most important body parts: "It's all in your head" and "You are full of shit".