Gota "buttload" of stuff"?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    It's not just slang there is a quantity called "a butt". Strange stuff you learn piddling around with compooters::oops:

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    </td> <td style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; width: 100%; vertical-align: middle; text-align: left;" width="100%"> What is the metric equivalent of a butt load?

    In: Units of Measure
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    <!-- if no answer, let the user know how to contribute --> <!-- display answer --> <!-- google_ad_section_start --> There is an exact unit of volume called the butt. See Webster's dictionary:
    Butt - a measure of liquid capacity equal to 126 gallons or two hogs heads.
    In another dictionary:

    An English butt is 2 hogshead of 54 imperial gallons each or ~129.7 US gallons (i.e., a UK butt is apparently slightly bigger than a US one).
    A Spanish butt is based on a wine cask and is equivalent to 140 US gallons or ~116.6 UK gallons (i.e., a Spanish butt is bigger still)
    So next time someone says they have a "butt load" of stuff, just remember, that is about 2 55-gallon barrels worth of stuff.
    To recap:

    1 butt equals:

    • 2 hogsheads (this is probably the easiest to remember for social occasions)
    • 476.961 liters
    • 126 gallons
    • 104.917 UK gallons
    • 13.5347 bushels
    • 0.131592 cords
    • 11.6574 firkins
    • 4032 gills
    • 21504 ponys
    • 4032 noggins
    • 1008 pints
    • 96768 teaspoons
    • 12.0308 ephahs
    • 1.58987x10^7 drops
    • 10752 jiggers
    • 16128 shots
    • 629.504 wine bottles
    • 630 fifths
    And the punch line...

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    From whence "scuttlebutt". A butt of fresh water for drinking on board ship, near the scuttles (you can look that one up) where the crew told stories, facts got passed and rumors in particular.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    "Monday morning around the watercooler?"
  4. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    LOL nice
  5. MinTX

    MinTX lostinaustin

    Too funny!
  6. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Buttloads....and more!
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