American as Apple Pie (1921); A Little Garlic (1935); When You Assume (1984)
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Wed May 12 13:50:00 UTC 2004
I well remember an eighth grade teacher, in 1973, saying "when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me," and writing "ASSUME" and "ASS U ME" on the blackboard. He said that he learned this in the Marine Corps.
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WHEN YOU ASSUME...
WHEN YOU ASSUME + ASS + YOU + ME--2,300 Google hits, 3,880 Google Groups
Not a food phrase, but just going down the list.
Chronicle Telegram - 4/1/1986
...WHEN YOU ASSUME soMEthing, YOU put an 'ASS' before V and 'ME.'" They were
right.....By Gary Larson WE RSKBP TO surnaME -ME ME 65 IT MS I..AFTBR HAVW M
News - 5/7/1993
...We all know what happens WHEN YOU ASSUME soMEthing: YOU make an ASS out
of.....Ms. Ashley said. never occurred to ME to go through the criminal
Frederick, Maryland Friday, May 07, 1993 527 k
Re: Re: Re: The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson
... Sorry for the misinformation. Greg Muth PS: "when you ASSUME, you make an
ASS out of U and ME." Helen Flint My sophomore History Teacher
net.music - Jan 9, 1984 by Gregory Muth - View Thread (2 articles)
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