Canada geese tend to get a bad press.  As Simon Barnes says in a column for a recent Spectator, “… they’re noisy, filthy and polluting and far too efficient at breeding.”  Barnes adds that he rather admires them for this.  After all, they are rather like us.

For more on geese generally, and our relationship with this, including some useful language insights, Barnes’ entertaining column is a good read.  It might even change your mind about that raucous, swaggering, bumptious, show-off species that is just everywhere – the Canada goose, that is.

And while we’re on this theme, here’s a Spectator Dot Wordsworth column on geese, ganders, sauce and language.

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