Re:       keep a cow

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Apr 23 15:58:12 UTC 2005

In a message dated 4/23/05 9:51:30 AM, rshuy at MONTANA.COM writes:

> My late father, who would be 101 now if he were still alive, used some
> expressions that I've not heard from others. I wonder if any one else has
> heard the expression of disgust said to someone else, "Oh, go keep a cow."
> He lived all his life in central to northern Ohio.
> Roger

This seems to me to mean the same thing as "Oh, go fly a kite," which was
very common in east-central Iowa in the 1950s. "Oh, go keep a cow" sounds vaguely
familiar, but I can't say for sure that any of my grandparents used it (or

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