Did This Odd Hebrew Expression Come from an Afro-American Folktale? https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2019/01/did-this-odd-hebrew-expression-come-from-an-afro-american-folktale/

The many hypothesized sources for the saying, “To have butter on one’s head.”

January 9, 2019 | Philologos
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Mound of Butter by Antoine Vollon, 1870s. Wikipedia.

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