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Mar 16, 2006

Things Your Ass Can Do

Assbackwardsdonkey My best friend Dave has a sister, Julie.  Last year she had the strangest dream about him:

"I dreamed you were in some kind of store.  And there were art supplies there and you were trying to return some but the guy didn't want them for some reason.  It's like you didn't have a receipt or something.  But you kept insisting and insisting..."

The freaky thing was that Dave had -- in real life -- gone to an art supply store some weeks earlier, and had run into great resistance from a cashier who couldn't understand anything beyond, "no receipt, no refund."

I don't know if you believe in clairvoyance, but it was freaky. 

Two months later, Julie told him that while he was talking with the cashier, he had accidentally dialed her from the cell phone in his pocket.

All of which is meant to say, I was alarmed this morning to have received FIVE voice mails before I got up.  But it was just my Dad who had called me once and apparently ass-dialed me four more times.  I've got to teach the man how to set the autolock on his new phone.  Which, coincidentally, was a hand-me-up from Dave.  World is a vampire, yo.


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"Ass-dialed." I'll have to remember that. :)

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas | Mar 16, 2006 6:29:15 PM

Joe -- J2GCWCID (Just to give credit where credit is due), I read the "ass-dialed" term in some article a few months ago. Not an Archer Original, but I'm glad you liked it!

Posted by: Phil | Mar 16, 2006 9:54:20 PM

I wonder if ass-dialing can be kind of a Zen exercise. You may not have directly intended to ass-dial that person at that time, but the Universe knows that you need to talk to that person. Or maybe it's just your ass that knows.

Basically, I just like typing the word "ass" over and over.

Posted by: Jerry | Mar 17, 2006 12:13:02 PM

I think 'ass-dialed' is an example of back formation. A listener heard 'last-dialed' and thought the speaker said 'ass-dialed'. It got repeated, and stuck, because we all like to say 'ass'.

This hypothesis, so far as Google and I know, is an Archer original.

Posted by: Dave | Mar 24, 2006 1:38:07 PM