Goose/The Finger

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Jan 22 12:35:48 UTC 2002

I'm as ignorant as Mark. What bird? Why bird at all?


>On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, carljweber wrote:
>#Goose/The Finger
>#A little offer of twined thread synthesis. The "finger" is otherwise "the
>#bird," and otherwise f.u. Everybody knows what bird.
>Then I guess I'm nobody. I've never known what bird, if any,
>was referred to. You are evidently assuming that it's the
>goose, by association with the verb "to goose". Can you
>prove it? --- And am I the only one so ignorant?
>-- Mark A. Mandel

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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