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arsy-varsy

1. adjective Backwards; incorrect or mixed up; contrary to what is expected or desired. Likely a play on the Latin vice versa. Primarily heard in UK. This play is all arsy-varsy. I can't tell where it began or where it will end.
2. adverb Done in a backwards, incorrect, or mixed up fashion. Likely a play on the Latin vice versa. Primarily heard in UK. Oh, darn. I've gone and put my clothes on all arsy-varsy.

arsy-versy

Backwards; incorrect or mixed up; contrary to what is expected or desired. A play on the Latin vice versa. Primarily heard in UK. The electrician wired the whole building arsy-versy, so now we have to get someone else in to set things right.
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Whether or not one agrees with the philosophy behind the Paleo Template (a term author Arsy Vartanian prefers, since no one diet is going to perfectly suit all people), the health value of nutrition-rich Paleo meals of made entirely of natural ingredients is undeniable.
During the meeting, Kurultai delegates from Talas Bulutbek Bagyshbekov and Kochkor village of Naryn region Amankul Moldogaziev and Arsy Joldoshev thanked the staff of Interior Ministry for the measures taken to preserve the stability, security, territorial integrity and made suggestions for improvement of internal affairs.
On this very Wednesday 90 years ago, they were on a 25-mile south-west haul through the forest to cross the River Oise at Compiegne and camp for the night five miles further at a place with the unhappy name of Arsy.
He shakes his head reflecting on the scripts he had to bring to life: "I mean it sounds arsy but it is hard as an actor to do that sort of material.
Jeff has located some interesting place-names, butt they have double meanings: "On the subject of risque sounding (or looking) "posterior" place-names, such as Arsy (France), Poo (Spain) and Bum (Russia)--all listed in The Times Index-Gazetter (1965)--I recently came across the humorous Upper Big Bottom, the name of a bend in a river in Humphreys County, Tennessee.