Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 7 02:11:27 UTC 2013

At 1/6/2013 08:51 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>On that page, TootsNYC seems to think that kowtowing is bowing. Is
>that how kowtowing is commonly understood?

For me, depends on context.  Sense a. (To perform the kowtow) vs.
sense b. (To act in an obsequious manner).  I imagine the latter is
more common, but I know the former.


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