|Subject:||Bum in the butter|
|Posted by:||Steve Hayes (hayess…@telkomsa.net)|
|Date:||Mon, 06 Apr 2015|
I can't remember if this has come up here before, but it has just
cropped up in another forum, and I thought I'd ask about it here.
A South African living in the USA writes:
"Some small fortunate thing happened to a friend this week, and I told
him he had "Fallen with his bum in the butter". His response was to
look at me as though I had grown a second head with three eyes.
I had always assumed this was a common English expression, but it
seems to me now it is peculiarly (English) South African."
Are there any non-SAfE speakers here who are familiar with this
expression and use it?