Posted by ESC on October 13, 2002
In Reply to: Silly goose posted by Tim Harrington on October 12, 2002
: wherefore "silly goose"
GOOSE or GEESE - "A foolish or ignorant person is called a goose because of the alleged stupidity of this bird." Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable revised by Adrian Room (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1999, Sixteenth Edition).