Everyone’s heard the old saying “You don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground.” Well, when we were kids, one of the ringleaders of our gang would say to one of our young initiates, “I don’t think you don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground.” “Do too,” was the likely response from the youngster.
Then the leader would take a stick and draw a hole in the dirt saying, “This is your ass” and then draw another hole beside it saying, “This is a hole in the ground.” Next he’d ask the kid, “OK, so which one’s your ass?” Inevitably youngster point to the hole in the ground that had been designated as his/her ass. And we’d all laugh raucously, “Ha, ha, don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground!”
Pretty funny, huh? Well, I tried it with my 3.5 year old daughter Gracelyn tonight (using “butt” instead of “ass”), and when I got to the part about asking her “Which one’s your butt?” she immediately pointed to her actual bottom.