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#1 2006-05-20 22:08:15

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'half-asked' for 'half-assed'

A half-assed effort is one that is unplanned, incompetent, or ambivalently undertaken. ‘Half-asked’ nicely expresses the similar idea of partial or indifferent motivation. Examples:

You either do it right and get meaningful data, or you do it half-asked and end up with meaningful sounding numbers that are devoid of anything substantial. … acintouch/

I repeat: One big full-service recreation centre is better, and cheaper, than two half-asked ones.

A half-asked effort produces half-asked results.

... it isnt the VUEs fault that no one can find any decent service in washington DC, everyone does such half asked work. ...

Seven days full of half-asked physics labs, rushed tutorials, last minute assignments, and poking fun of engineers.

This team is better than the way they are playing…and it is sickening to watch such half-asked efforts.

I think in many respects co-habitation is simply being half-asked about marriage.



#2 2006-05-20 22:47:35

Chris Waigl
Eggcorn Faerie
From: London, UK
Registered: 2005-10-14
Posts: 115

Re: 'half-asked' for 'half-assed'

I added this to the existing arsed¬Ľasked entry, extending it to the assed spelling.



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