"cow down" = bow down

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 27 20:58:55 UTC 2009

On Aug 27, 2009, at 4:16 PM, David A. Daniel wrote:

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> Eggcorn for kowtow, clearly! (But I wonder if "cow down" is what he
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> said.)
You may be right; my hearing is not great.  Something, however, made
me go back & replay it in my mind, which wouldn't have happened had I
clearly, since that would be perfectly appropriate.

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