Re: SV: Obsolesence of Intellectual Property

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Aug 05 2000 - 00:06:36 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
> > English tip of the day:
> > Hey Max, the word is 'buttloads', not buckloads, as in,"I just dumped a
> > big fat buttload of cash into toilet company stock."
> "Buckloads" makes sense with money, to me anyway. I have always assumed
> that "buttloads" was a derivative of "boatloads", meaning massive amounts of
> cargo. Any idea where this word really comes from?

I used to always hear "shitloads" as in the wagon used by a farmer
to haul a load of manure with which to fertilize the fields. I think
the term buttload is a derivative of shitload. spike

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