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Watch your ass

Posted by Lessly on May 16, 2009 at 13:19

I'm not trying to be vulgar, but I really do want to know... What's the origin of "Watch your ass?" A friend told me it goes back a couple hundred years to when people were put in the stocks in public as a form of punishment. Supposedly, if you didn't have someone to come out and "watch you ass" for you, you could be molested.