"Why buy the cow when you get the milk free?" I've always found this a charming expression, which usually means something like "if you're sleeping with him, what makes you think he'll ever get around to marrying you?" Gosh, how quaint, eh?
This expression has made it into song, such as "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by the Georgia Satellites. Poor guy. The least she could do was give him references.
Now there's a movie called "Buying the Cow" which got mixed reviews. I haven't seen it. But it has Alyssa Milano and an R rating, so it can't be all bad (although some of those tattoos have got to go, honey).
In other news, I haven't mentioned Susanna Cornett yet today. She's no cow and certainly can't be bought. But did you know you could send her money? You can use Amazon or