Wednesday, April 12, 2006

the state of gooses

question number 1: what is this picture?

question number 2: what is this picuture?

for those of you who answered to #1: a gander (male goose), very good!!
for those of you who answered to #2: i'ts Edsel, right again, very good!!

i don't think that was too difficult. was it?? but, for some reason, someone called me a gander today. a michigander, to be more specific. now. my Mom explained to me that when you live in this stupid mitten state, that's what you're called. but why????? it's just so embarassing! if you live in alabama are you a alabamagander? if you live in oklahoma are you an oklahomagander?? minnesotagander?? new mexicogander??? NO! why do i have to live in a stupid state where i have to get confused with a male GOOSE? i tell you, first chance i get i'm movin' to some simple state that just puts an "n" on the end... like alaska.


Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Don't know about all the gander stuff Edsel may man, but those rocks you are lounging on sure look great. Feels good to get outside again doesn't it. -Shaggy

9:44 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

I think the only state that has 'ganders' is Michigan. Cuz of the GAN at the end of the name.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Kukka-Maria said...

Edsel, I'm proud to be a Michigander!

I would like to think that the male goose was named after we Michiganders--not the other way around. We are the trendsetters with which ganders are confused, not the other way around.

9:21 AM  
Blogger William said... least no one called you a silly goose. I think that would be worse, especially if it was your mom doing it.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Sanjee said...

You can come live with us. Cept we're Vir-gingerans. And I'm not ginger and neither is Boni. And we might get confused with Derby's silent buddy. Hmmms. Maybe we need to move somewhere too?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Sanjee said...

PS. You don't look at all like a male goose, Edsel.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Les Trois Chats said...

Edsel, you can be an honorary Texan!
~ moose

11:21 AM  
Blogger DEBRA said...

Honk Honk!!

Oops your not a goose Edsel. Your not a goose at all, your a handsome poddin! Those rocks your scritchin' on look like good spots to get to just the right spot too. Pretty day. Lots of sunbeams.

I like sunbeams.


11:52 AM  
Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

At least it's only your state. I hear a whole country is named after the Canada goose. How'd you like to live in a state with -ite at the end? DOesn't -ite make things smaller? So Whiskonsin-ites are smaller than efurryone else?
What are folks from Oregon called?

1:43 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Underfoot said...

Would you rather be a badger? At least they hafe fur instead of feathers.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

victor - no, i don't think ites are smaller... i think oregon calls them oreganians

bonnie - i would rather be a kitty. but if i couldn't be a kitty, i'd be a fox - ohh, aren't i a fox already???? (geesh, i'm sounding like kukka....)

2:31 PM  
Blogger brandi said...

Mama and me are Minnesotans. You can move here!

5:25 PM  
Blogger one of us said...

you could move to Poiland and be called a Haole...trans: anyone from the mailand ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko Ko

10:35 PM  
Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

Such contemplative creatures you all are. You never cease to amaze me.

Are you sure it's not ner? Like out-of-towner, maybe it's Michiganer? Maybe?

I always laugh at the vilian use. Like civilian, but instead like Harrisonvilian. I guess Bostonian is a little similar.

I like "being" lots of things, but I mostly like just being a Cowboy. I guess a Cowboyite? Or Cowboygander? Hmmmm?

2:36 AM  
Blogger Muddy, said...

Hehehehe -- good lesson! I like those rocks, too -- they look nice and warmed by the sun, maybe?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Fat Eric said...

We don't have states, we have counties in the UK. So my mum is Cornish (from Cornwall) and my dad is a Devonian (from Devon). I asked my mum what I was and she said I was born on the London/Essex border, so I am either a London Cockney or an Essex boy.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Boni said...

You don't look at all like a male goose, Edsel! You're much, much more handsome. You can come here and be a Furginian. It's warmer here too. And I'm here! hehehehe

1:28 PM  
Blogger George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

It doesn't matter, Edsel. We'd love you no matter what you were called. We're from Whisk-onsin, like Bonnie & Victor (Derby, too) so we're Whisk-onsinites.

The Crew

2:14 PM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

i guess we have another name here that's not so bad - Michiganians. i don't know why we have two options. i don't think other states have two???

8:06 PM  
Blogger Joaquin said...

If you moved here you'd be a dude.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Folks from Oregon are Oregonians...
We here in Idaho are Idahoans
And our neighbors are Washingtonians and Montanans, But what about the folks from Utah?
But, we are all from the USA!!!

12:42 AM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

he he Utah....i don't know what they are...Utahites sounds stupid..Utonians?? nah. Sheriff Jinky could you investigate??

9:25 AM  
Blogger Valderbar said...

I had to come over and I'd take the gander if I could. I'm Ontarioian, which is kinda like alumininumnumnum.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

Valdebar, are you sure?? Ontarioian just sounds wrong.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Ullrick said...

it could be worse. you could be an Idahohoan.

3:06 PM  

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