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#124020 - 02/28/04 04:17 AM goose, gander and gosling...  
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how do you say gosling?

i caught a clip on TV, and the question was what is the name for a baby goose?

the contestent 'correctly' answered gosling--
it sounded something like gawse ling(to rhyme with hawse

i know the word, but would say it goss (to rhyme with Hoss the character in the Virginians, or cos (as in Cos cob) or pos (as in possy) (but not toss, moss, boss, loss!)

so what is its gawse ling"
or gos ling?


#124021 - 02/28/04 09:35 AM Re: goose, gander and gosling...  
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Well, I say "gozzling". Can't claim it as being an authorative view, but!


#124022 - 02/28/04 12:31 PM Re: goose, gander and gosling...  
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I'm with Cap n cob...



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#124023 - 02/28/04 01:09 PM Re: goose, gander and gosling...  
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I checked MW, and the "s" pronunciation is not included; instead, two choices, both with "z's", are offered.


#124024 - 02/28/04 01:39 PM Re: goose, gander and gosling...  
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so what is its gawse ling"
or gos ling?


Yes. Among others.


#124025 - 02/28/04 03:56 PM Re: goose, gander and gosling...  
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#124026 - 02/28/04 05:18 PM Re: goose, gander and gosling...  
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We raised some 'gozzlings'.My younger son annoyed the goose as she was incubating her eggs. As he was bending down sassing her, the gander came up behind him and "goosed" him, and got a good grip on his genitalia.


#124027 - 02/28/04 09:23 PM anserine husbandry  
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We used to have some geese on the ranch I grew up on, and I use to like to get down at their level, sitting on my haunches, and use my arm as a faux goose head and neck. Snaking it up and down, back and forth. Drove the gander into fits. He'd charge, and I'd stand up and throw my arms out wide. Face to face with a taller creature, geese will back down, but don't turn your back on 'em for a moment.


#124028 - 02/28/04 09:47 PM Re: anserine husbandry  
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Another thing about ganders many people are unaware of is
that a blow from their wing can feel like being struck by
an axe handle.


#124029 - 02/29/04 06:40 PM Re: anserine husbandry  
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AnnaS and I were attacked by a goose. I learned that geese are used as watchdogs at some distillaries in Scotland. Would like to know how they're trained.


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