Leathery-Winged Avians (was Re: Derk makes me uneasy)
vendersleighc at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 8 13:31:13 EDT 2003
Joe said that Minnow wrote:
> 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
"2. As the goose is conventionally (though
erroneously) a type of
unintelligence: Stupid, silly.">
<Now that would hardly apply to Derk's geese,
It doesn't really seem to apply to geese at all.
I suspect they are silly in the same way as
Phillis in TOG refers to "Cart's silly remarks"
meaning they don't do what people want them to.
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