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

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

  1. lovedbygeese

    lovedbygeese Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2014
    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

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    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

    Jul 31, 2014
    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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