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#1 2005-11-05 19:59:28

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'cow toe' for 'kowtow'

To kowtow is to show deference or servility by touching one’s forehead to the ground (the word derives from Mandarin Chinese.) Perhaps this is misconstrued as showing deference by kissing someone’s toe. 500+ ghits,, e.g.,

Once wealth is established even socialists cow-toe to it.
bayosphere.com/blog/dangillmor/071905/HP

But the trouble with the GOP is not the McCains, it’s the right wing conservatives who the rest of the party cow toe to way too much.
www.sanctimonium.org/p2/pivot/entry.php?id=386

... a smart producer gets ahold of a smart script and won’t dumn a movie down or
cow toe to the 14-18 year old market and produce a GATTACA or soemthing. ...
www.bautforum.com/archive/index.php/t-127.html

When we cow-toe to the 2% of our wealthy donors, the benefits are not obvious.
www.jewlicious.com/index.php/jew-teens/

There no longer exists a Radical Left…...just a bunch of sissies ready to cow
toe to whoever is in office.
www.demookie.com/Forum/post.asp?method= … RUM_ID=205

M2 evidentally knows everything there is to know and so I must cow-toe to its
demands.
sillydog.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=51914

For Britain to have to cow toe to Foreign laws on how we react to F&M is lunacy
just as it is to be ruled by a foreign power on how we dispose of bodies, ... www.silentmajority.co.uk/FootinMouth/wo … 010403.rtf

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