Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. In this episode, Kory charts the progression of “asshat” from a phrase that threatened violence (i.e., “wearing your ass for a hat”) to one that proclaimed idiocy.

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