[quote="Khalid, post:17, topic:274101"]
I was unfamiliar with the idiom. My idiomatic English is still quite poor at times, as evidenced by "butter-coated".... Wiktionary clarified the issue.
Nicea: I believe the plural of "Orthodox" is "Orthodox", as it already has the es-sound on the end: that, is, three Orthodox are the same as three box, or two stocks (to put criminals in), not being made plural by the addition of the letter s (however, I'm not entirely sure - see the first half of this post). I do know some are made plural by adding -en (as in oxen) but I don't think Orthodoxen is a word.
My mother is not a naive English speaker, so I understand; she says things like this all the time. What language uses butter-coated? :D