Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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