bass-ackwards

bass-ackwards

Opposite or contrary to what is expected, completely disordered or disarranged, or that which is done incompetently. A playful, euphemistic rearranging of "ass-backwards." 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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Cessna anticipated this possibility, so "the FSV handle had a hole drilled in it at manufacture that was angled to prevent incorrect orientation." But no one anticipated our unknown mechanic drilling a new hole to install the handle bass-ackwards. The pilot who thought he was climbing on the fuller tank (left), was actually draining the lesser side (right).
"We're bass-ackwards. But we have a great cooking staff and they can keep up as long as there's not a wrench thrown in."
I believe that either the picture or the caption of the .30 Luger and .30 Mauser on page 12 of the October/November issue is bass-ackwards. The .30 Mauser has the same dimensions as the 7.62x25 Tokarev, so its case length is 25mm.
So why should we let them get fat off of our bass-ackwards business processes?
In the best of all possible worlds, of course, I wouldn't have picked that "bass-ackwards" order of things, it's just the way it worked out.
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.