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?