Language is interesting because it’s what we use to create taxonomies, but it can also be the subject of a taxonomy. Language is interesting because it’s what we use to create taxonomies, but it can also be the subject of a taxonomy. Arse is a surprisingly versatile word.
Like others that are not so family orientated this infographic by British designer Stephen Wildish takes a closer look at the word, attempting to classify it into groups, from the good, the bad, the ugly, to the downright faecal. If you could be arsed [or substitue your favorite word here], I’m sure you can think of a few choice uses for it.
For those not familar with the term it is generally a British English Anglo-Saxon word for the buttocks, usually replaced by “ass” in US/Canadian English or “arsehole”, a similar British/Irish/Scottish/Australian/New Zealand term for the anus.