Mariah is Californian, and uses a uniquely-Californian lexicon. One of her favourite stock phrases is: “[adjective]-ass [noun]”, i.e., “crazy-ass doll”, “stupid-ass bitch” or “expensive-ass car”.

Sometimes, I mentally move the invisible hyphen one word to the right because “crazy ass-doll” makes for a far more entertaining mental image than “crazy-ass doll”. A doll-shaped ass? A doll modelled after an ass? A doll for your ass?

The entertainment never ends!


in family

Mark Grealish

Dashing brigand, handsome rapscallion, father, crazy cat lady and the world's greatest lover and liar, living in Galway, Ireland.




4 comments on 'A crazy ass-confession':
  • Jodi Schneider

    August 26, 2011 at 15:09

    Truly, that’s not uniquely Californian.

    If you don’t already read Lynne Murphy, you must.

  • Mark

    August 26, 2011 at 18:22

    I agree with you that it isn’t, but my wife and her family are all Californian and they are the people I’ve heard it from time and again. :)

  • Mariah

    September 2, 2011 at 15:50

    Funny, today I asked Caira if we should buy a big-ass roasting chicken and she told me not to say that because telling people they have a big ass hurts their feelings and the chicken didn’t like it.

  • Mark

    September 2, 2011 at 21:11

    There you go.


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