Loosey Goosey

Geese get a bad rap. An early rapper accused them of “getting fat” in a Christmas fundraiser to “Put a Penny in the Old Man’s Hat.” The gander is a “simpleton” according to Vocabulary.com and the goose is “silly.” This equal opportunity gender bash is immortalized in the saying: “What is good for the goose is good for the gander.” Grey Goose is an alcoholic partial to vodka. The Serious Goose is unhappy about all of this as Jimmy Kimmel has documented in his book with that title. Goose is third rate in the popular game Duck Duck Goose. Goose Goslin is the most famous person named Goose, although Goose Tatum and other athletes are in the same gaggle. The character Goose in the movie Top Gun was named after a real life pilot who was so nicknamed for messing up and putting his plane in the water. Goose down is a common term. You can goose up something but really no one ever likes getting goosed.

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