Tuesday, May 22, 2007

butters

Nothing to do with dairy produce.

"Butters" is (or was... could be i'm out of date already) sauwf london slang for ugly. Butt-ugly, presumably. To be pronounced, of course, without clearly enunciating the "tt"s.

as in "as butters as the back of a bus".
A london double-decker bus, of course - but sadly wouldn't be a routemaster these days.

My water butt - only about 8 years old (received on my xx birthday) - has an unrepairable split in its butt. I have tried smelly sticky supposedly waterproof repair gunky stuff, twice, and carefully, according to manufacturers instructions, but without success. Didn't do what it said on the tin.

So - I have to buy a new one. Which gives me the excuse to upgrade to a more slimline model, with also hopefully greater capacity.

After all, who doesn't like big butts?

Or - should I get one of these butters butts?










yes, these are all water butts, i kid ye not.

Which one would you choose for me?






The slim-line water butt i covet costs rather a ridiculous amount of money. But i'm going to buy it anyway, justifying the expense firstly on the grounds of environmental concern, and secondly on the grounds that its my birthday.

For anyone who's interested, there are some pictures of me on last year's birthday post - click here if you like.

24 comments:

martin said...

Have a very happy birthday.......... xxx

martin said...

Tits and now butts... where are we going Letty ?.
The third leg of the test takes place..........

lettuce said...

oooh martin, you are cheeky.
(cheeks.....)

Wendz said...

Happy BDay Sal - hope its a goody.

Budxx said...

Happy Birthday dear Lettie. Hope you have an absolutely fabbers onexxx Enjoy your new friendxxxxx

Akelamalu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY HAPPY RETURNS I hope you have a fantastic day!

On the subject of water butts - I'd definitely go for the white one that looks like a rock. In fact I might have one myself!

Antipodeesse said...

I wish you Multiple Big Butts for your birthday!

tut-tut said...

Happy happy birthday! I enjoyed your photo timeline. But, what is a water butt? We don't have such things, or if we do, I'm in the dark!

Pod said...

happy birthday to you, squashed tomatoes and stew, bread and (water) butter in the gutter, happy birthday to you.

how happy your mum would have been when she squeezed and a marvelous looking little lettuce popped out!! thinking of you on this day. have a special one hey? how many leaves old are you? sorry, shouldn't ask a lady should you..cough.

this weekend i shall try and mould a water butt in my image. would you like a pee-ing pod, or shall i hold a watering can mayhap?

Reya Mellicker said...

Happy Birthday!! Oh I LOVE the pics from last year's birthday. All of them are excellent! You are as gorgeous to look at as I thought you would be. Of course!

Dumdad said...

Happy birthday!

I guess I'm just a dumb dad but what are water butts used for?

P.S. Not content with lifting your NeoCounter I've now installed the weatherpixie. Thanks.

Dizzy said...

If I had to make a choice I would say the tree trunk. I think it has great style and class.

Looking back at the photos, your face hasn't changed much at all, you are definitly recognisable from your teen photo.

Hope your day is going well;-)) (thats a double smile and not a double chin). Happy 'bleep bleep' Birthday. I won't sing that song that Pod sang...

Regarding your next post I am with Martin and guess it will be on fanny bags!

Mark said...

Hi Lettuce,
I love Big Butts,the bigger the better if you ask me....

Cheers Mark

Cream said...

I have just looked at the comment I left you a year ago!
God! Where has the time gone?

Happy Birthday, L.

martin said...

Letty Hope you had a wonderful day and that there is a slice of cake left...........

Wendz said...

Thinking about you Sal - hope it was a really smashing day...xxx

Donna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Letty sweetheart. Hope it's a good one for you xxx

Ex-Shammickite said...

HBTY etc etc
and I hope your BUTT gets placed exactly where you want it!

lettuce said...

thanks Wendz, twas good. Sad but good too.

i really am dear Bud, love her to bits! (and you too xx)

hmmm would you ak-lama? hmmm....

haha thanks Antipo. (not sure i have room for multiples...)

tut-tut - trying not to be aghast! but its a gardening thing - plumbed into guttering to collect rainwater for watering/irrigation...

well thankyou podpie. thanks for not going with the zoo variation. Of COURSE you shouldn't ask. cough. too old. cough. As for your butt - whatever feels right, darlin'

thanks reya, they are some of my fave childhood pics.

dumdad - see answer to tut-tut above. (PS you're very welcome) (what about the lunar phases?)

Dizzy, i expect to see a butt like that in your garden next time i visit. Fanny packs - tch!

mark, i think you are not alone...

cream i know! its been a long long year though.

hello martin - you look happy. :o)

thanks Dons. xx

and ex-shammy. i will take great care in placing it.

Steve said...

Lettuce,

I have never in my entire life heard of a water butt. I thought I wasn't understanding merely because I've had a glass of wine. Glad to see others were in the same boat!

So, knowing nothing about its functionality, I choose the one that looks like a rock.

lettuce said...

that seems appropriately Zen of you Steve. :o)

And it looks as though theres a marketing opportunity here for some American or other.... p'raps maybe?

Annelisa said...

I like the butt with the watering can, that looks (vaguely?) like a tree trunk!

So, is this your birthday post?! No wonder no-one knew anything about it! :-D

Annelisa said...

I just saw where it said it's your birthday (on this laptop, it got muddled in with the pics :-S)

Happy Birthday! (belated)

lettuce said...

thanks annelisa, nice to see you here again.