Posted by Smokey Stover on October 17, 2007
In Reply to: Flat ass posted by Ray Massey on October 16, 2007
: I'm looking for the origin of the phrase "flat ass" as in "flat a s s calm".
I've not heard this phrase. Having thus confessed my total ignorance, I'm going to guess that "flat a s s calm" is a riff on "flat calm," as in, say, no waves, real or figurative, "ass" being thrown in to provide color. Or I'm completely wrong.