here's what cow tipping is.
Interested in Language
I was just watching The Big Bang Theory and this line came up:
What does this mean? I couldn't find this saying.I bet Leonard never tipped a cow over on himself.
Thanks in advance
Penny: I kinda told my father we got back together again.
Leonard Hofstadter: What? Why?
Penny: Well, you're the first guy he's ever really approved of, you know, you're a scientist who went to college, and you don't have a neck tattoo or outstanding warrants or - or a baby.
Leonard Hofstadter: What kind of guys did you used to go out with?
Penny: Just guys. Anyway, when I told him we split up, he was heart-broken, and he kept bugging me: "How's Leonard?", "Why can't you get back together with Leonard?", "I bet Leonard never tipped a cow over on himself."
Her father had just used that as an example of how stupid or inept Penny's prior boyfriends were. They were so dumb that even the simple (mythical) act of cow tipping could not be done competently.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.