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Like a long-necked goose

Posted by ESC on May 08, 2005

In Reply to: 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!

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