What's a flattering term meaning "goose-like"?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by lovedbygeese, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. lovedbygeese

    lovedbygeese Out Of The Brooder

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    I've tried googling the heck out of this one but it keeps coming up with kind of derogatory terms (such as Bird-brained, etc.) You'd thin it might go something like "goosd-esque" or "goseline'' (if that were a word.)

    Thanks somuch!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Well, I think anserine would be the closest. It has two definitions, the first being simply "Of or resembling a goose" and the second being "silly: foolish".
     
  3. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    There appears to be plenty of synonyms for gooselike (silly, stupid, etc.) but consistently the only antonym for gooselike I can find is "smart".
     
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  4. lovedbygeese

    lovedbygeese Out Of The Brooder

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    Yet I've never met a silly goose or foolish or any of the rest, to the contrary.

    We need a word meaning wise, protective, faithful, endearing and astute (everything else we know a goose to be) as a goose...something to propose to the O.E.D.

    Shakespeare said,"What fools these mortals be!" He spoke on "sauce" for geese, "wild goose chases"...but nothing derogatory....
     

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