keep a cow

Roger Shuy rshuy at MONTANA.COM
Sat Apr 23 16:47:58 UTC 2005

on 4/23/05 9:58 AM, RonButters at AOL.COM at RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

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> 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
> didn't).
He also used to say, "Go chase yourself" and I wonder if he was alone in
this too.


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