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Entry from August 22, 2013
Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up ("U.S. Army” backronym, backwards)

"Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up” is a backronym (back acronym) of “U.S. Army,” spelled backwards as “YMRASU.” “Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up” has been cited in print since at least October 1997. The regular backronym for “U.S. Army” is “Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet.”

“Aren’t Ready for the Marines Yet” and “Airforce Released Me Yesterday” are backronyms for “army.”


Google Groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.flight-sim
Robert Blake
10/24/97
(...)
Yes
My
Retarded
Ass
Signed
Up

Google Groups: alt. humor
AAAAAAcronyms
bsc...@iquest.net
11/2/98
Some military ones:
MARINE:  Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Expected.
FIDO:  Fuck It, Drive On
SNAFU:  Situation Normal, All Fucked Up
DILLIGAF:  Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck
FIGMO:  Fuck It, Got My Orders
U.S. Army:  Uncle Sam Aint Released Me Yet
Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up (US ARMY backwards)

Urban Dictionary
usarmy
An acronym for Uncle Sam Aint Released Me Yet or alternet in reverse Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up
Dang I have to go to Iraq because USARMY
by Kraftypatties Dec 4, 2004

OCLC WorldCat record
Yes… my retarded ass signed up: it’s not just a book… It’s an adventure
Author: M!chael Mayhem
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Authorhouse, 2007.
Edition/Format: Book : English

Urban Dictionary
YMRASU
Backwards spelling of US ARMY. Acronym for the phrase “Yes my retarded ass signed up.”
Also the title of a little known book, who’s author constantly spams Myspace Army groups, in hopes that someone will buy his crappy piece of so called literature.
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by armywife012205 Jan 28, 2009

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USARMY: Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet! Backwards: Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up
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