An ass is a hoofed mammal of the horse family. We don’t think you can eat it, although we did hear a man say he fancied a piece of ass so there’s no accounting for tastes. Later an ass become an idiot many of whom became politicians.
In the 1970’s, two drunken prospectors were chilling out in Privy Road, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories of Canada, because that’s where the council put the loos after the Ragged Ass Mine closed down. Realizing they were as ‘ragged ass broke’ as that mine ever was, they put up a street sign and the idea kind of stuck. You will need a cutting torch if you want to borrow the sign.