… the weird thing about charisma is that trying to be charismatic backfires. By trying to be charismatic, you come off like a jackass.—Zoë Chance
If you asked me ten years ago, I would have said, "Hell no, I'm not a Caribbean writer! I'm a writer." Now, I'm like, "That guy was a jackass. Don't listen to him!" Of course, I'm a Caribbean writer.—Marlon James
This episode is the story of a real jackass abuser who literally bullies an entire town in Missouri for decades.—smilepolitely.com
Some jackass spilled his drink on my shoes.
only a jackass would dive into a lake without first checking to see how deep the water is
Recent Examples on the WebAnd that one guy who gets that — John: One jackass.—Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 The literal president, Barack Obama, had called him a jackass.—Taffy Brodesser-Akner, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 There is something new, though, about doing so while also being honest with your preconceptions about the restaurant and its clientele; to do so is to risk coming off like a jackass in the process.—Peter Rubin, Longreads, 12 Sep. 2023 Working with her are an assortment of flight attendants and crew, as well as passengers — Ryan, widowed in the crash; Andy, the resident jackass; an elderly couple, Ira and Ruth; and Maia, a girl roughly Shannon’s age. Books Summer’s big thriller goes from LAX to JFK.—Jordan Riefe, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 Are you allowed to be a jackass in Brazil?—Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 27 Mar. 2023 Any jackass can sell a $12 quality hamburger.—Alicia Kelso, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 As for the jackass penguins themselves?—Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Feb. 2020 A month later, Mother Nature took pains to make DeSantis look like a jackass.—Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2022 See More
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