Verboticism: Jackask

'Hey, do you work here?'

DEFINITION: v. To ask someone who is clearly in a store uniform, perhaps on a ladder creating a display or running a cash register "Do you work here?" n. A person who doesn't know how to ask for assistance in a retail store without asking a stupid question.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: jack-ass-k

Sentence: Jill wandered around K-mart looking for help with door hinges. Eventually she went to the service desk to ask a question. The assistant called over the speaker system "Hardware to the service desk, Hardware to the service desk". When the hardware expert appeared at the service desk, Jill made a total jackask of herself saying "do you work here?"

Etymology: jackass (fool) + ask + K (as in kmart)

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Comments: Jackask

mrskellyscl - 2009-03-27: 08:58:00
laughing out loud...great word

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-27: 12:24:00
super word

splendiction - 2009-03-28: 11:14:00
Hilarious! THanks for such great word!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-28: 15:32:00
Easy to remember, meaning apparent, great blending, clever pun, ... Superb Won!

petaj - 2009-03-30: 06:40:00
thanks all