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Got the red ass

Posted by Dirk on May 16, 2003

In Reply to: Got the red ass posted by Raymond on May 16, 2003

: Does anyone know where the phrase "got the red ass" might have come from. It is used to connote someone getting his dander up, i.e., "He got the red a s s and began telling everyone off". ANY help would be appreciated. I am in Louisiana and I think that it might be a regional saying. Has anyone else heard this one before?

I'm from Boston and I never heard that so I am assuming its regional. Educated guess though, guessing its along the lines of "that really burns my ass" which would give one a red a s s and seams to fit the usage.