It's the opposite of a roast. While people in a roasting event would gather up to make fun of a single person, a buttering event has people gather up to adore, praise, and talk good about that person. Sometimes, it's extended to include everyone, so that each person has a chance to receive a variety of compliments. You can't talk bad about someone at a buttering event. The worst you can get to talking bad about someone is constructive criticism, guidence, and maybe a compliment sandwhich.
Coworker 1: Hey. Have you heard that the Coolerman and The Boss were feeling sad lately
Coworker 2: Yeah. They were feeling underappreciated, lonely, and unconfident.
Coworker 3: I have an idea! Let's have a buttering.
Coworker 1 and Coworker 2: That's a great idea!
Coworker 1: That way, they would feel more appreciated.
Coworker 2: A buttering event sounds perfect!
* later that day.
Coolerman and The Boss: This is so unexpected!
Coworker 7: Coolman is so awesome, he helped me with some paperwork
Coworker 5: The Boss is so cool, he gave me a day off when I was feeling sick.
Coworker 8: Coolman is so fantastic, he helped organize my daughter's birthday party.
Coworker 9: The Boss and Coolman are so cool, they're indestructable!
Usually refers to caffeine(fatigue perception reducer) and caffeineated beverages, but would occasionally would refer to DMAA(dimethylamylamine, safe stimulant).
Non-stereotypical Nerd 1: Alright! Got my nerd nectar! Soda, mountain dew, and monster energy.
Non-stereotypical Nerd 2: Got my nerd nectar for studying and working out! DMAA.
Non-stereotypical Nerd 3: Got my girl for good luck.
Non-stereotypical Nerds 1,2, and 3: Alright!