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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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