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Thank you Google Books for clearing up the burning questions on common English usage, e.g. is there a space in "backasswards"? (Answer: sometimes, but mostly no.)
line graph showing relative usage of "backasswards", "bass ackwards", and "back asswards" over time

I usually say "bass ackwards" but now I see that is falling out of favor. I should get with the times.

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