#SomethingNewEveryDay – A Butt Load

I’ve definitely said it.  You’ve probably said it.  When referring to a large amount of stuff, you’ve called it a “butt load.”

I had always assumed the expression was hyperbole and a slightly more polite way to say you’ve got a lot of shit.  Well, I was wrong.  A “butt” is an actual unit of measurement equivalent to two hogsheads or 126 gallons.  That’s still a lot of shit.  Just, hopefully, not literal shit.

When clicking the measurement link, see also, “megadeath.”  It’s not just a metal band.