From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Sat Sep 22 2001 - 11:28:25 MDT

From: "Dan Clemmensen" <>

> Michael M. Butler wrote:
> > It is, to the best of my understanding, a contraction of the expression
> > "You bet your fucking ass."
> >
> "You bet your ass" means "I am so confident that this is
> true that I would be willing to wager my life on the outcome,
> and you should be willing to wager yours."

... and, so, if politicians really have to say something emphatic at the end
of those "God Bless America"-type speeches, here, at least, is something
with with a lot more integrity: "F**** A!" (Wouldn't you just love that?)

And you know what rationalists say: Blasphemy is a victimless crime.


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