Goose/The Finger

Jeremy Diggz betaphish at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 22 13:03:11 UTC 2002


>From: "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Goose/The Finger
>Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 07:35:48 -0500
>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
>Department of Linguistics and Languages
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
>preston at
>Office: (517)353-0740
>Fax: (517)432-2736

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