From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 23:44:22 MDT

It is, to the best of my understanding, a contraction of the expression
"You bet your fucking ass."

Doug Jones wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> >
> > PPS/tangent on a tangent: I have heard the term fuckin A since I was
> > a young man, and have never understood what it means or where it
> > came from. It must have a very odd etymology. Any ideas? The
> > way it is used is to mean, "indeed, correct, verily", etc. Is there an
> > early reference in literature? spike
> It's army creole, I grew up with it. Tom Wolfe mentioned the term in
> "The Right Stuff".
> --
> Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber

Job One:  MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.  If you're not part of the solution, 

what are you doing scumming up the bottom of our beaker? --MMB 02001.09.21

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