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Entry from April 08, 2022
“You may test that assumption at your convenience”

"Test that assumption at your earliest convenience” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. The saying is considered a polite way of saying “fuck around and find out.” It often means, “if you really want to do something stupid, be my guest, go ahead and do it.”

“You may test that assumption at your convenience” was said in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, on the episode “Sins of The Father” that originally aired on March 17, 1990, by the character Captain Jean-Luc Picard (played by actor Patrick Stewart).

“You may test that assumption at your earliest convenience” is a popular variation.  “Please feel free to test that assumption at your earliest convenience” was posted on Twitter by I Am Michael Bach on June 29, 2017. “Go ahead and test that assumption at your earliest convenience” was posted on Twitter by Eldrave20 on February 19, 2019.

“‘you may test that assumption at your convenience’ read as: ‘fuck around and find out’” was posted on Twitter by The Rev. b0wser on January 14, 2021. “How to professionally say ‘Fuck around and find out’ : ‘You may test that assumption at your convenience’” was posted on Twitter by Clarissa Hibbs on February 25, 2021. “Had to professionally let someone know that although I am new-ish to this company, I am not the one to try with your attitude. So, if you’re curious, I used the professional translation of ‘fuck around & find out’. RE: ‘You may test that assumption at your earliest convenience’” was posted on Twitter by Taylor Pender on July 14, 2021.

“just heard someone say the professional way to say ‘fuck around and find out’ is ‘test that assumption at your earliest convenience’ and i had to take a moment” was posted on Twitter by god on August 28, 2021, and this tweet went viral (about 120,000 likes). “TTAAYEC-Test that assumption at your earliest convenience” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on September 8, 2021. 


Wiktionary: fuck around and find out
Alternative forms
FAFO
Verb
fuck around and find out
(third-person singular simple present fucks around and finds out, present participle fucking around and finding out, simple past and past participle fucked around and found out)
1. (intransitive) To engage in some course of action, and then experience the consequences of so doing.

IMDb
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Sins of The Father (1990) (Episode aired Mar 17, 1990.—ed.)
Patrick Massett: Duras

Duras : This is not your world, Human. You do not command here.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I’m not here to command.
Duras : Then you must be ready to fight. Something Starfleet does not teach you.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard : You may test that assumption at your convenience.

Google Groups: rec.arts.startrek
Lynch’s LATE Spoiler Review: “Sins of the Father”
Adam Porter
Mar 24, 1990, 10:01:04 PM
>“Then you will have to fight--something Starfleet does not teach you!”
>“You may test that assumption at your convenience.”
This comeback by Picard is definitely my nomination for line of the
week.

YouTube
You may test that assumption at your convenience
Jul 17, 2016
V media productions
Jean-Luc Picard is a well-spoken bad ass in this Star Trek TNG clip!

Twitter
I Am Michael Bach 🇨🇦
@MichaelXXXBach
Replying to @IngaSher and @impeach_d_trump
Please feel free to test that assumption at your earliest convenience.
5:05 PM · Jun 29, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Eldrave20
@eldrave20
Go ahead and test that assumption at your earliest convenience.
Quote Tweet
PhoenixGirl✝ ✡ Warrior for Christ.
@Phoenix42505497
· Feb 19, 2019
Replying to @Skot777 @Sam_Karmala and 40 others
Both...its both....
10:18 AM · Feb 19, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
The Rev. b0wser
@therealb0wser
“you may test that assumption at your convenience”
read as: “fuck around and find out”
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9:26 PM · Jan 14, 2021·TweetDeck

Twitter
BOOD₳H JOПΣ$
@boodahjonesDIGI
“you may test that assumption at your convenience.”
translation: “fuck around and find out.”
6:15 AM · Feb 25, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Clarissa Hibbs
@clarissahibbs
How to professionally say “Fuck around and find out” : “You may test that assumption at your convenience”
8:00 PM · Feb 25, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
yo ...i’ve been dead
@evilnshit
You may test that assumption at your earliest convenience
***fuck around and find out
7:34 PM · Jun 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bálor Frost 🐺❄
@Bentacular_One
My new way of saying “Fuck around and find out” is “You may test that assumption at your earliest convenience”
10:37 PM · Jul 2, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Taylor Pender
@tpender11
Had to professionally let someone know that although I am new-ish to this company, I am not the one to try with your attitude. So, if you’re curious, I used the professional translation of “fuck around & find out”.
RE: “You may test that assumption at your earliest convenience.”
3:27 PM · Jul 14, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Shane preciado
@Shanepreciado56
The work equivalent of “fuck around and find out” is “test that assumption at your earliest convenience”
12:20 AM · Aug 10, 2021 from Escondido, CA·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
HandsofZeus
@Danny2Breezy
“Fuck around & find out” - Streets
“Test that assumption at your earliest convenience” - Work
12:52 PM · Aug 10, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rain City Thicc🏋🏾‍♂️💪🏾🏳️‍🌈
@HeyRodneyy
Since I’m down obsessed with corporate culture now, I learned a new term today. Have you ever wanted to tell someone “f*ck around, find out” but you’re at work? How about “test that assumption at your earliest convenience”?
It’s HR approved.
9:53 PM · Aug 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
god
@smokeaunt
just heard someone say the professional way to say “fuck around and find out” is “test that assumption at your earliest convenience” and i had to take a moment
3:45 PM · Aug 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Urban Dictionary
TTAAYEC-Test that assumption at your earliest convenience
A calm yet serious way to say-"FAAFO-fuck around and find out”
(...)
by EllisJ September 8, 2021

Urban Dictionary
test that assumption at your earliest convenience
A work appropriate but much more threatening version of “fuck around and find out”
(...)
by HuntingLife September 8, 2021

Twitter
UltraHubby
@UltraHubby
Replying to @kheslopwrites
My favorite line is “you are welcome to test that assumption at your earliest convenience.” Translated: “fuck around and find out.”
9:13 AM · Sep 20, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
YOUR CONFIDENCE COACH
@playfulcoach
The professional way to say “f*ck around and find out” is “test that assumption at your earliest convenience”. Follow me for more career advancing advice.
4:33 PM · Sep 26, 2021 from Houston, TX·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Amanda Nelson ✊🏾🚌🚲🏘🏳️‍🌈
@MandaVision
“Have the day you deserve” is my newest favorite insult.
“Test that assumption at your earliest convenience” is my favorite way to tell someone to mess around and find out.
3:11 PM · Oct 16, 2021 from San Diego, CA·Twitter for Android

Twitter
MASHFanficChick (semi-hiatus)
@MASHFanficChick
Image Description:
On top, the words “How to say ‘Fuck around and find out’ with some goddamn class”
Below, a picture of Captain Picard and Lt. Commander Worf from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” with the captioned dialogue “You may test that assumption at your convenience”
Quote Tweet
Laura
@Laura_McEwan03
· Mar 5
11:20 PM · Mar 5, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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