Smiley invented the phrase scaredy cow based on a misunderstanding of the word cower. Cow, cower, you see where I’m going. It caused much confusion among his parents and a couple visits to therapists who understood the linguistics and declare Smiley sane.
Smiley’s wife Martha is the only other human to use the phrase. She was very drunk and Smiley was unwilling to have sex at the gas station. It was well past midnight and the gas station was closed. Neither was in any condition to drive and rideshare hadn’t been invented yet. Smiley finally gave in. Glad he did.