victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 5 20:25:31 UTC 2011

jass-ack for jack-ass

Pharmaceutical Era (Weekly). Volume 39. April 30, 1908
Old Codman's Clerks. By Joel Blanc. p. 553/1

"Yes, Joel, it may be as much of a boss problem as it is of a clerk problem,
> but some of the clerks I have had would stimulate a mixture of profanity and
> laughter that nothing else could equal. There was not a real scoundrel among
> them, but if there ever was a brand of dunce or jass-ack that has not
> worked for me. I'll turn sword-swallower."


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