Leathery-Winged Avians (was Re: Derk makes me uneasy)

Joe Joe.Nankivell at ucd.ie
Thu Jun 5 07:35:25 EDT 2003


Minnow:

> 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, 
interestingly:

"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?

Joe
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