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ry commented on the word arse over tit
isn't arse over elbow common in the UK these days as well? I think arse over tit can also be used to mean "badly confused" or screwed up in some way.
December 27, 2012
dontcry commented on the word arse over tit
We also say "ass over tea kettle."
December 30, 2008
reesetee commented on the word arse over tit
My mother says "ass over tin cup."
chained_bear commented on the word arse over tit
Yes, this is an Australianism I heard quite a bit, from respectable people who did not swear (much).(Saying an Australian doesn't swear at all is... well, it does not compute.) Some (few) people said "arse over head" though.
questionsremain commented on the word arse over tit
My mother-in-law used to say "ass over teakettle". Presumably yours means the same as hers: a spectacular fall.
I heard this a lot when I lived in Australia. I still love it. Hee...
September 12, 2008