Idiom question

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jan 25 15:30:32 UTC 2000

--- "Aaron E. Drews" <aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK> wrote:
> I asked a few people about "holy cow" referring
> specifically to the Queen.
> Nobody heard of it.  Maybe it's a local thing
> somewhere in England...
> maybe the people I asked weren't anti-monarchist
> enough.

Just a more complete version of the story:

My friend was with another American in the London
underground, and simply let out the exclamation "Holy
Cow" in reaction to something.  An English
"gentleman", dark suit, hat, umbrella, etc. turned to
him, gave him a very stern look, and berated him for
insulting the Queen.

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