From Innocent to Crude & Back Again

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The Century-Long Journey of “Ass over Tea Kettle”

Ass over Tea Kettle

Variations in the Phrase

1922: ARSE OVER TIP—Earliest Usage

1924 — Heels over Tea Kettle

1928 — The Spelling Comes to America

1936—The True Crudeness Begins

1953 — ARSE OVER TEA KETTLE

1954 — ARSE OVER TIT

1961 — ASS OVER TEA KETTLE

OTHER USAGE

So, Robison, dear friend, there you go!

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