How in the world did a pork shoulder start getting called a pork butt?
A Boston butt is a barrel/cask (called a butt back then) filled with cheaper cuts of pork including the shoulder. How did they go from
Boston butt (a cask full of meat) + pork shoulder = pork butt?
Curious about how this began and also wondering why this keeps propagating? (Can you tell that it's slow for me at work right now? )