What’s Good for the Goose?

As was revealed in my last post , an egg, especially a golden one like this: goes with a goose: But then, what else does a goose go with?The answer of course, is an old woman–particularly, I suspect, the old woman known as Mother Goose:And so we have another interesting go-with, a goose and an old woman, two quite totally separate objects that have nothing to do with each other  except the linguistic convention that makes them a pair.  The implied knowledge that connects them even when they are so different is a kind of magic, I think.

Published by pernodel

Children’s literature critic and author of books for children

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