I stopped by the Verizon store yesterday to buy a new screen protector for my smart phone. Two twenty something men helped me and we all started yakking about nothing much. One of them used the term buttload. I joked with him about his language, but he informed me that butt is a real unit of measurement. I believed him, but did my own research later.
True enough: butt equals 126 gallons. The term butt may also refer to two hogs heads which is approximately 63 gallons or something that is 50 yards long. In current usage, a buttload means a large amount. You can use either buttload or butt-load, as shown below.
Some examples I created when I should have been doing the dishes:
- At the party, they drank a buttload of beer.
- She had a buttload of chores
- He had a buttload of opinions
- The teen had a buttload of attitudes.
- Today we will get a buttload of snow.
An so on….I love learning things in unexpected places. Who knew that even the minister can say buttload? However, I am thinking that I will stick with boatload.