Leathery-Winged Avians (was Re: Derk makes me uneasy)
Joe.Nankivell at ucd.ie
Thu Jun 5 07:35:25 EDT 2003
> were. And the geese have a -- what's the proper word? Goscine? -- sense
> of humour, of course. They would.
'Anserine' is the word. ("fois gras is the diseased anserine liver
stuffed with truffles"). The OED's second meaning is this,
"2. As the goose is conventionally (though erroneously) a type of
unintelligence: Stupid, silly."
Now that would hardly apply to Derk's geese, would it?
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