back-assward

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back-assward

Opposite or contrary to what is expected, completely disordered or disarranged, or that which is done incompetently. A euphemistic rearranging of "ass-backward," meaning the same. That's the last time I let you fix the electrical work by yourself. You've wired it all back-assward! I must not be completely awake yet, I just put my pants on back-assward!
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This volume's letters reveal young Hemingway's complex personality, affect (e.g., nicknames, linguistic play), eccentricities of spelling and grammar, and rich sense of humor (such as telling his boss at Hearst, Frank Mason, to "UPSTICK BOOKS ASSWARDS" in a December 1922 telegram).