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photoblog image your goose is cooked!

your goose is cooked!

Can anyone enlighten me on where the phrase ' your goose is cooked' originated? Some suggest that it comes from the fable about the goose that laid the golden eggs, which, when the farmer killed it to obtain the gold inside, left him with nothing but a goose to cook.
What do you think?
I still don't understand how I seem to have 'lost' the droplets on the head.

your goose is cooked!

Can anyone enlighten me on where the phrase ' your goose is cooked' originated? Some suggest that it comes from the fable about the goose that laid the golden eggs, which, when the farmer killed it to obtain the gold inside, left him with nothing but a goose to cook.
What do you think?
I still don't understand how I seem to have 'lost' the droplets on the head.

comments (18)

Like the different angle and processing.
Abisola Fatokun: thanks bridge! I wasn't sure if the processing would work.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Aug 2007, 02:22
Good question, Busola, but I don't know.

Looks like you got the selective coloring bug again. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Aug 2007, 02:23
Uh-oh. I just realized I thought you were Busola, aBisola. Man, that's downright confusing! So sorry I messed up...but he DOES like selective coloring, which is why this amuses me. smile
Abisola Fatokun: No worries Ginnie, I understand. These names can get confusing, sometimes! I've seen Busola's photos and he does like selective coloring grin
Very nice composition--you are lucky to have gotten so close.
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks Larry. I was actually sitting by the river-side and it started to swim towards me smile I was almost scared that it would bite me grin
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 15 Aug 2007, 06:11
Lovely photo, good close up & well captured water droplets in mid-air.
Don't know about the question you ask, though, sorry.
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks! I was fortunate to get the water droplets.
If you've 'lost' the water drops I'd say your goose is cooked. They seem to be there rolling down it's head and neck and are falling off.
Abisola Fatokun: Y'know, I don't see the droplets so well on my Mac. Checked it in the office on my PC and you're right. The droplets are there! Thanks for dropping by.
Lovely detail. (:o)
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks! (blushing)
Don't worry Bisola, the droplets are still there, I for one can see them, smile Nice angle on this shot.
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks Fehinti. I do all of my photo importing and posting from my Mac. I, unfortunately, have not got round to calibrating my monitor so I see the same thing as would appear on a PC. Thanks for dropping by!
This is a really nice shot . Well done
Abisola Fatokun: flattered, I am. Thanks! 'preciate you dropping by.
He's cooked his goose = done for, made a fatal mistake, ruined his chances.
According to my Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the saying originated in the 19th century: I quote.....
"At the time of the 'Papal Aggression' when Cardinal Wiseman was designated Archbishop of Westminster and Administrator Apostolic of the Diocese of Southward, a street ballad of 1851 says
'If they come here we'll cook their goose,
The Pope and Cardinal Wiseman.' "

Disappointing explanation, I prefer your suggestion! Oh, and I like your photo, and I can see all the water droplets on the head and neck, and the two falling off the beak. Very nice.
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks Sheila. I think prefer my suggestion too grin... turns out the droplets don't show on my mac so well but are fine on my PC at work.
Simply fabulous image. How did you get it to spit those drops of water at the correct moment?
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks Chad. I was lucky. Pure and simple. I just sat minding my own business and it came towards me, dipped its head in water and then pulled it out and magnificently flicked it at me, almost flaunting its grace... ok I'm getting too far ahead of myself smile
Cool Angle. You have scored high here on this one :p
Roast it and spice it up very well...i would send u my addy when you are all done
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks ChaCha. Are you suggesting that I actually kill and cook it!! wink I can't do that o! Thanks for dropping by. I'm happy you liked the shot.
He looks like he ready to strikem, he just want you to move closer grin
Abisola Fatokun: That was already VERY close. I was worried myself and didn't want to make any sudden movements... that was DEEP water area smile
Second look today. Lovely photo.
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks Mary. Now I worry that my future shots won't be as striking... sad
MO GBE! na dis be u :p
Honestly, WOW!!
Abisola Fatokun: LOL! bobo, don't put pressure on me o! I was lucky.
really u need to sort out these mac troubles of urs....
  • Yinka
  • 19 Aug 2007, 17:26
Yet another beautiful picture!
It only gets better...good for you.

'Wish I was there when you took this one!..and maybe it's just as well that I wasn't! lol!
Abisola Fatokun: am wondering if I'd have been able to get as close if you were there... smile tis one of the mysteries we may never get to crack, eh?
  • FLOOG
  • HARMONISING SOME KARMA I BOUGHT FROM EBAY
  • 8 Jun 2008, 06:05
A superb perspective to a simply wonderful photograph

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