Thursday, August 2, 2012

Holy Cow!

I love working out images for idioms, illustrating what a play in words looks like to me.

So there's that outburst, "Holy s**t!" that is best said in a more polite way. Saying "Holy Cow!" is a good substitute. A lot of people say this when in awe of something, or if you drop a hammer on a foot. I find myself saying, "Holy Cow" more than most people.

So here is another explanation I painted for Holy Cow - or Holey Cow, in my Idiom series.

Here are the sketches as I worked on what a "Holy Cow!" really looks like.


  1. Hi Laura !

    I enjoyed this post. Also, I shared it with a few of my ESL students, who are Korean.

    Take care!

    -- H A L ☮

    1. Thank Hal for sharing this post.

    2. Thank you so much for sharing my post on idioms. Look for more idiom blog posts very soon on :)
      -Laura Hoffman

  2. I love that expression instead of speaking bad word.