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- 1 Chen?
- 2 GOOSE
- 3 Picture
- 4 Split genera out?
- 5 Alternative meaning
- 6 Semi-protection?
- 7 Life partners
- 8 flight certificate
- 9 Image:2004goose.PNG
- 10 Winky
- 11 Overloaded with Pictures and Video?
- 12 What the heck does the map figure mean?!!
- 13 Diet
- 14 Cuisine
- 15 greek etymology
- 16 Delete Meat template?
- 17 Translations split
- 18 Assessment comment
- 19 Toothy tongues?
- 20 This Is All Meta
- 21 AKA
Is the genus Chen pronounced [kin] or [chen] by zoologist? --Menchi 02:19, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- I'd say "chen", but how to pronounce the "ch" exactly... IONO. Dysmorodrepanis 02:26, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
I would dispute the statement that "All geese eat an exclusively vegetarian diet". Having kept geese, they're certainly not averse to protein in the form of insects if they can catch them. They're primarily vegetarian, true, but anything they can swallow, they'll eat. 188.8.131.52 19:14, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
- The claim in the article is major BS; your observation is correct. The article should be completely made over; it sucks six ways to sunday in its present form (Cereopsis a "true goose"? Ha!) Dysmorodrepanis 11:40, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
GOOSE: Generic Object Oriented Substation Event. This is used in the Substation communication protocol IEC61850.
- suggest it goes to Domestic Goose, 11:59, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
Split genera out?
I think Branta and Anser + Chen should be split out of this page. I'm too lazy to start right now, but if anyone wants to start, I'll assist. Dysmorodrepanis 02:26, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
In the German language, women are often insulted with the word "Gans" (Kamisha), is such usage known in English or other languages? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:24, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
- I don't know of it being used as an insult specifically directed at women, but it is a rather old-fashioned way of (affectionately) describing or addressing someone who is a bit foolish, and is probably more often addressed towards women than men. For example: "You goose!" or "The silly goose..." I've often come across it in books written or set in 1920s - 1940s England, although I'm not sure of the origin of the use. --Kateshortforbob 21:29, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
I removed the following text from the article:
- True geese no longer need a flight certificate in most countries - contrary to other birds.
What is this supposed to be showing? --NE2 02:14, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
The Golden winged Winky bird is very rare and may only be spotted in parts of canada it mostly trsvels alone and there are hardly any around they usually feed on any kind of worm or fish or any food they can find they are usually hunted by bigger animals they have large claws to help capture there pray.
These birds are very pretty birds i have only ever seen one in my life i was amazed by the gracefulness of this lovely species of bird. Absolutly wonderful bird, unfortunatly i did not manage to get a picture. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goose20082009 (talk • contribs) 20:40, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Overloaded with Pictures and Video?
What the heck does the map figure mean?!!
There's a little map to the right of the "Description" section called "Goose headcount in 2004." What the heck is this map trying to show? Goose harvesting data? Its percentages don't even add up to anywhere near 100. Shouldn't this be removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:01, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
- Wow. That makes no sense at all. I'm not even sure what "goose headcount as a percentage of the top market" means, nor why there are only a couple of countries indicated. I'm going to be bold and remove it. siℓℓy rabbit (talk) 03:17, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Expected to find information about Goose as a food. Not sure if this is authoritative enough, but there are some notes about Christmas goose and the use of Goose fat in French cuisine here: http://www.foodreference.com/html/artgoose.html --18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:19, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
I would dispute the greek one has anything to do with proto-indo-european substrate.
it is purely an onomatopaeic thing because of the hissing sound they make.
- According to Partridge's Origins, it is from the PIE. —innotata 00:02, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
- you're right of course, to use an authoritative source - i'd have to find something better if i was going to change it. occasionally false etymologies do creep into authoritative sources. an old edition of the readers digest book of facts (1985) says the cypriot capital Nicosia comes from Nike - even though in neither Greek nor Turkish is it even called anything remotely like that (Lefkosia/Lefkos[h]a respectively); apparently the editors hadn't even done any research i.e. original researchEugene-elgato (talk) 09:26, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
Delete Meat template?
This article has translations in Afrikaans, Dansk, Deutsch, Bahasa Indonesia, Norsk bokmål, Russian, Suomi, Svenska, and Tagalog, among others. Then there is a Spanish article es:Ganso that has translations in Greek, Français, Íslenska, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk nynorsk, among others.
The comment(s) below were originally left at several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section., and are posted here for posterity. Following
|The first paragraph of the articles seems inaccurate. I have lived in England and Wales all of my life and have never heard, or would expect to hear, ducks and swans referred to as geese. The meaning of goose or geese here is what the article refers to as 'true geese'. Is the writer perhaps referring to the English language as used in America?|
Substituted at 21:21, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
- I am not exactly sure what the concern is here. Are you referring to "More distantly related members of the family Anatidae are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller."? DrChrissy (talk) 21:43, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Why is there no mention of them having teeth in their tongues? I've never seen one of their tongues in person, but there are lots of photos showing that; are they all forged? If it's real, that is definitely noteworthy. --TiagoTiago (talk) 21:13, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
This Is All Meta
The article has lots of meta-information about geese (valuable in itself), but very little about geese themselves. There are no descriptions, nothing about diets, behaviors, life cycles, or migration patterns, and very little about mating habits. Cousin Ricky (talk) 17:46, 20 January 2018 (UTC)