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Going for a gander

Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 26, 2003

In Reply to: Going for a gander posted by Lotg on October 25, 2003

: I recently was reply to an email, from one of you guys actually, and I said that my partner and I are going to the US next year for a gander. I meant we're going for a look. But does anyone know why a gander?

Just a quick guess:
A gander is a goose.
A goose has a long neck.
So maybe "taking a gander" is the act of stretching your neck like a goose to look at something?

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