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Re: Wigwam for a goose's bridle

Posted by R. Berg on December 16, 2007

In Reply to: Wigwam for a goose's bridle posted by Tom on December 16, 2007

: Where did the phrase "a wigwam for a goose's bridle" originate?

I don't know, but I suspect England. There's a group of nonsense phrases like that, used when adults don't want to answer children's questions. They seem to be British; at least, I've never heard them used in the U.S. "A wigwam for winding up the sun" is similar. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/50/messages/79.html (link below). ~rb