Sylar - Assume (Official Music Video)
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled. Share this quote:. Like Quote.
It's a nonsensical alteration, but I guess that's what's supposed to be funny about it. It's a non sequitur; the absurdity may be the intended source of humor.
When you ASSUME means that you make an ass out of you and me. If you see an over weight woman, the last thing you should do is ASSUME that she is pregnant. #stupid #idiotic #trouble maker #talking without proof or truth #half baked by One who ASSUMEs to much November 19, This proverb plays on the fact that the word "assume" may be broken down into the letters "ass", "u", and "me", and is intended to suggest that one should not make assumptions because they may turn out to be wrong and make those involved appear foolish. Jul 25, Ass-u-me How many mistakes are made, and relationships broken as a result of guesswork and making assumptions? To 'guesstimate' means to jump to conclusions, and perhaps misunderstand and jeopardize everything around you in an instant. Be careful not to assume!
The past makes an ass out of you and me. English-Ireland top end. You'd need to know the rest of the scene to understand. It may be that in demanding, "What do we always say about the past? She replies with the most slavish, formulaic response outside the catechism. Boy, do I hate that patronising, brain-dulling ass-you-me thing!
The Odd Couple - Assume
Don't get me started! I hate this expression with a passion. While the likely original usage only applied to uneducated assumptions, people now LOVE to use it any time the word assumption is used.
Darn it. There are times when it is appropriate or even necessary to make assumptions. I remember when it appeared on The Odd Couple, and it got such an uproarious and extended laugh that I - pardon me - I assumed that most people had not heard it before.
If it was a recycled joke, I feel pretty certain it was an obscure one. But you know what happens when you make an assumption, right?
You're an ass, and the ump will shun you. I'm looking for TV shows or movies or maybe radio shows or even a Broadway show where this joke appears before it appeared on the Odd Couple cite.
I would have remembered it from there- I assume. So you're just assuming that the joke is older?
Felix wrote the word on his chalkboard and then graphically pointed out how assuming makes an ass out of you and me. But this joke feels older to me. Are there any earlier tellings of this joke or did it originate with The Odd Couple? This is very odd, I just asked someone about this on Saturday and I thought about starting a thread on it. Ellen DeGeneres - 'You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled.'. ASSUME (ass u me) unknown Assume and you think you know what somebody wants or needs, you' ll be wrong When you ASSUME (ass u me) you make a 'ass' out of .
You turn into Lou Piniella? This is no reflection of my feelings about Lou Piniella, the man, the baseball player, and the manager. I believe David Letterman's writers were the first to change the ending to, " The first time I saw that was on The Odd Couple also. It was funny as hell then. Not so much now. Felix wrote the word on his chalkboard and then graphically pointed out how assuming makes an ass out of you and me.
This is very odd, I just asked someone about this on Saturday and I thought about starting a thread on it. The older people I put the question to, did not remember the joke predating the Odd Couple. I hope you get an answer. I am very curious about it also.
makes an ass out of you and me
I'm with you; so much so that, when an educated and reasonable assumption is called for, I use the word "deduce. Another datum point for "heard it first on the Odd Couple". I have to say, it was funny the first time. But only the first time.
Such as when one uses depth perception. For some reason people who just spit out that line don't care to have someone point out just how stupid it is.
I've seen this bit on both shows, but don't know which one was first.
I first heard it on the Odd Couple, along with the joke in the ghost episode about the ritual phrase "Owah Tagoo Siam. I've heard it often.
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I just say,"you make an ass out of u,not me. Just you. They did it on Dick Van Dyke as "Igottano slikaban ana. I was 11 or 12 when that episode first aired, and I remember my parents laughing so loud that I poked my head in from the next room to ask what was so funny. They gave no indication they had heard it before. One question, though-was it "you make an ass out of you and me" in the show?
Either because my parents read it back to me wrong, or because my memory is faulty, I remember it as being "you make an ass out of me", with the longer version coming later as the joke got recycled and re-told. I did the work.
It's there. So, it predates The Odd Couple. Thanks, sam! I wish I knew what I meant when I said it "feels older".
It just struck me as an uncensored Marx Brothers.
I also wish I knew why an photo industry mag would want to publish it. I guess they use some harsh language when discussing pictures. And yes, they not only said the word "ass", Felix actually circuled the word rather heatedly. It was seriously funny the first time. It was definitely you make an "ass out of you and me". Felix had a blackboard in the courtroom and as he said "when you assume" with a heavy emphasis on the first syllable, he wrote out the letters A S S, which he circled, then the U, which I think he circled, then the M E, which I think he also circled.
And IIRC, the court case was not about a traffic ticket, but allegedly scalping tickets to some event that I don't remember. There was some underlining going on there too. And I believe you are correct about the ticket scalping. I think I mixed up episodes in my mind. Looking at the years it ran, I now remember I didn't see it in it's original run but on reruns on a local NY channel.
And now my kids can see it- 'cause we have cable.
Yes, Oscar and Felix were arrested for scalping a ticket to a Broadway play, since Oscar couldn't get a date. It was the episode called "My Strife in Court," first aired on February 16, I must be the oldest person on the Internet because no one else has posted that this was a bit that was done by Abbott and Costello back in the fifties, and they may have used it in their vaudeville routine prior to that.
The writers from the odd couple stole that bit. Nice work, Lex! Most zombie thread revivals are useless, but this one is spot-on. Who said that first, I wonder? Ah, a topic for another thread Good job, Lex. I knew it was old when it showed up on the Odd Couple - I remember :rolleyes:ing at the applause. Definitely quite common among my teachers well, coaches in the s. I'm surprised that so many didn't hear it until TOC in Has ass always meant arse in the US?
Because "ass" in the sense of "donkey" is a very mild, childish, maiden-aunt-ish, insult in the rest of the English speaking world. Ass donkey would be acceptable TV language in the rest of the English speaking world even back in the s. Arse is a definite swear whereas ass isn't. Ass has always been acceptable when referring to a donkey or a fool, but not as a reference to an arse.
In recent years even that meaning has become fairly acceptable, not considered by most to be more lewd than butt or fanny the US fanny. Oh English! You are such a fun language. A cite would be nice before we hand out any praise. I just did a simple Google search and found out that the guy who actually wrote the script for that episode first heard it years earlier from one of his teachers.
Sep 13, Just look at the word: Ass-u-me. They say you are not to assume because you make the first three letters of the word out of "u" and "me." Seriously, we don't know the intentions of . Nov 18, So does "Assume makes an ass out of you and me" imply something like: don't just assume. It's a foolish thing. You need to tell/judge/determine according to the fact.
I first heard it when I watched one of the Bad News Bears movies. I was about 9 or 10, and I thought it was the funniest joke I ever heard. I've since matured. As long as we've revived the subject. I asked this once before and couldn't get a definitive answer.
On an episode of MASH there was a scene where Col Flagg the military intelligence agent used the line "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you".