assal horizontology

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined on the TV show The Simpsons in 1995, as a quasi-medical term. See ass, horizontal, -ology.

Noun[edit]

assal horizontology (uncountable)

  1. (humorous, rare) The act of sitting around doing nothing for long periods of time.
    • 1995 November 5, Matt Groening et al., “King-Size Homer”, The Simpsons season 7 episode 7:
      Dr. Nick Riviera: "I recommend a slow steady gorging process combined with assal horizontology."
    • 17 December 2000, Talen (username), “Re: [GRIT] Sleepers Unbound (Was: The Last Day ~ The Dawn of Atlantis)”, in rec.arts.anime.misc on Usenet:
      Just as Yohann is restored to his proper state of Assal Horizontology, an audible cricking noise - his knuckles and neck - rings around the hall. (link)
    • 24 February 2001, The IRS (username), “Re: Comic Book Guy Trivia”, in alt.tv.simpsons on Usenet:
      > what does he have a degree in?
      Assal horizontology. (link)
    • 14 March 2002, Billy J. Dancefloor (username), “Re: tonight's episode (3-13-02)”, in alt.tv.simpsons on Usenet:
      > Don't forget the Choco-tastic!!!
      assal horizontology. (link)