HOW now Brown Cows- Original Framed Art


Medium: Oil paint & mixed Media (Flint, Zinc Flakes, Mother of pearl, Italian Marble, sand) on Boxed Linen Canvas.
Size: 32x 48 inches
Frame: Black walnut with white mount inlay and glass


What does How Now Brown Cow? mean?

How now brown cow? is a cheerful alternative to asking “how are you?”.

It is often taught in elocution as a way of demonstrating the rounded vowel sound “ow” (aʊI).

A popular hypothesis behind the origin of the phrase goes back to 18th century Scotland, where “brown cow” was supposedly said as a slang expression for a barrel of beer. In this sense “how now brown cow?” would be used for asking another pint in the local pub.

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