Posted by ESC on May 08, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Loose as a goose posted by David FG on May 08, 2005
: : : : Hey guys. Where does "shes as loose as a goose come from?" I think its derogatory?
: : : Goose poo is loose. I am guessing that is the origin of "loose as a goose." I am not sure if the sentence is derogatory. It depends on whether "loose" means relaxed or that her morals are loose.
: : Possibly from the flexibility of a goose's neck? The rhyme helps, too.
: : Goose poo I've seen didn't look particularly loose.
: I agree. It is green and hard. (I cannot believe I am discussing goose poo!)
Phrases take us to strange places. Isn't there a phrase, "Slicker (or quicker) than sh*t through a goose." Implying a runny consistency. Maybe this calls for a field trip to examine this subject at close range.
After I posted my goose poo theory, I did remember this song, Chantilly Lace, that supports the neck as the origin:
.Ain't nothing in the world like a big eyed girl
To make me act so funny, make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a--oh baby, that's a-what I like!