1. MikeyBugs95's Avatar
    I know, this had been discussed before but I can't find the thread. But I have to ask...

    What's the deal with "buttery" smooth? Not until I've visited this forum have I heard of that phrase. I understand it's used as a descriptor for a very fluid and smooth-running system but I find it to be a sort of misnomer. In all my years of using, handling and otherwise dealing with butter I've never known it to be the "smoothest" material, or even foodstuff, out there. I would think an even better descriptor would be "teflon-smooth" or "chamomile-smooth" if you prefer flower-derived teas over synthetic coatings. Or even "silky-smooth."

    To be frank, if you wanted to use butter as an adjective to describe phones, I'd use it more to describe how slippery, or not, a phone is physically. Teflon could also be used in this sense, as well. "Buttery-slick" or "slippery as butter" could be used in this instance.

    Either way, /endrant.
    03-01-2017 02:08 AM
  2. Ranny99's Avatar
    It's from the old saying about a knife through butter.
    03-01-2017 04:53 AM
  3. DecAway's Avatar
    I've heard "smooth as butter", but not "buttery smooth", but they both mean the same thing. Butter is smooth and spreads easily. It's just an old fashioned comparison to a quality of butter that is used to describe the performance or execution of something. Like, it went smooth and without any issues = smooth as butter.
    03-26-2017 06:37 PM

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