Re: And wtf is a 'stick' of butter?
Never heard that one, but given that the Pennsylvania Dutch
wereare often dairymen, it would make some sense. I always heard that it was because of the long, narrow shape if the Eastern-pack ("Elgin") quarter pound. (Sorry, my OED is out of reach at the moment.)
What happens if you ask your waitress to pat your knob in Blighty?