bass-ackwards

bass-ackwards

Opposite or contrary to what is expected, completely disordered or disarranged, or that which is done incompetently. A euphemistic rearranging of "ass-backwards" (meaning the same) to emphasize the disorder at play. That's the last time I let you fix the electrical work by yourself. You've wired it all bass-ackwards! I must not be completely awake yet, I just put my pants on bass-ackwards!
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Michael Bell, director of the Animal Legislative Action Network in Encino, said that while he doesn't want to see stray dogs wandering the streets, ``Capturing them and schlepping them to the shelter is bass-ackwards.
Not so hot if we're talking New York - which is why there was only one issue, if memory serves, of a bass-ackwards American Vogue.