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Cooked Goose -12 by andrielisilien Cooked Goose -12 by andrielisilien
This story about the origin of the phrase ‘your goose is cooked’ (a.k.a. you’re done for) was shared with me by my younger sister. I don’t have enough information to back up its authenticity so this will be another one of those historical jokes. :XD: It’s too funny to keep to myself.

In the 16th century, a town in England was under attack by Eric the Mad of Sweden. The townspeople were irritated to the point they wanted to make a statement again the enemy. So they hung a dead goose outside the wall to say they had enough food no matter what.

Well, Eric took that personally as the goose is a symbol of stupidity. You can imagine what his interpretation of the situation was. He set the town on fire and burned it to the ground… literally cooking their goose.
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princessofvernon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Nice idiom ^ ^ 
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Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
But that's a Canadian Goose, if you wanted to show a goose used for food it would be a white goose.
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Inkywincy Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Is it? I see those in the uk :D
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Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I guess it's from migration season but those geese can't be eaten.
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Inkywincy Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
How come? and yeah probably migration :)
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Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Their meat is awful compared to white geese.
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Inkywincy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Ohhhh ok :D
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:iconderpfaceplz: ...oops
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4TheFunOfIt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Hahaha! XD Oh, Sweden, you "silly goose". ;) Thanks for the story! I had never heard that! :D
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:iconlooolplz: "silly goose"
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4TheFunOfIt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Haha! That's the first thing I thought of. :D Wonder if that name came from something like this, too.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear. :XD: Poor England. I love Sweden's epic frown down there, though. :XD:
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
He's not amused :iconwtfusayplz:
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HanaFa732 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I heard of that story. I don't know what I like more, your depiction of chibi England or ticked off Sweden.
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amazon211 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
That is pretty insane. He burned down the town just for making a simple siege statement.
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
He wasn't called "Eric the Mad" for nothing! :XD:
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
It's RARE to see so much emotion from Sweden.

This story was WELL DONE.
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I know right?! :lol: I had drawn the first half of the comic and then wonder for two whole weeks how on earth was I going to draw a ticked off Sweden!
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I found a video which gives him a shocked look:
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
pfftt looks like his normal face :lol:
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Good point. Either way, England really got BURNED on that deal.
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Violetrepublic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
THAT'S NICE!!! you know I have a feeling at the pit of my stomach that will be me in TWO years!!!!(Sweden)
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I love finding out the beginning of phrases like this! Maybe this'll be your next series? :P
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Er, I have to give it some thought. Anyway, I'm this is going under the category of "Historical Jokes" which I plan to put together as a separate booklet later on.
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OneRandomNameIndeed Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
Awww, poor England :XD:
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andrielisilien Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Poor England :pointandlaugh:
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Airumel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's interesting to say the least. I never really thought about that!
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