An Italian friend of mine told me recently that, in Italian, when someone is very very lucky they will say that that person "has a big ass", or simply "has an ass" ("c'ha un gran culo", "c'ha culo")
I'm so curious as to how this came about. Has anyone ever heard something like this before? Obviously to an American being said that one has a big ass would be insulting, but I know that generations ago, having a plump behind or just being chubby in general was no doubt a signal of health and wealth and....luck? I have no clue.
Anyone know anything about the origin of this?