Holy cow! (1917)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Apr 27 05:52:14 UTC 2006

I think both can be appropriate.  Wasn't there an episode of "The Lucy 
Show" that had Wayne Newton singing about his cow (he played a young
farmhand), and the song was named "Bessie the Heifer"?

>Isn't the default name for a cow "Bossie"? Cf. various writings for 
>children and the intracampusly-famous sports cheer of the University 
>of California Farm, "Bossie! Bossie! Cow! Cow!"

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