October 30, 2008

Let's get the spelling right...

In an article on CNN.com on Sarah Palin's latest attack on Barack Obama (Palin blasts Obama for ties to Palestinian professor) the following graf appears:
  • Palin accused the [Los Angeles] Times of being Obama’s “pet newspaper” and said the
    paper would win a Pulitzer Prize for “excelling in cow-towing.”

I didn't know that one could win a Pulitzer for pulling a bovine behind a vehicle.

The correct spelling is "kowtow."  It means to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground. It is an English version of a Chinese term to supplicate yourself before the emporer.

So who made the mistake?
CNN or the Palin team?

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