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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-10-27 00:51:43

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'source for the goose' for 'sauce for the goose'

Often a deliberate pun, especially in discussions of open-source software, but lots of apparently sincere instances too. Examples:

If you have weapons of mass destruction, what stops me from having them? After all, what is source for the goose is source for the gander.

Certainly the returning of property must be a two way thing in my book—source
for the goose and all that. … yprus+Mail

they are only saying: Let the source for the goose of the majority ethnic groups, be the source for the gander of the minorities.

Dialogue Webpage for Conflicts Worldwide
...This is a dangerous situation. What is a source for the goose is a source for the gander.

Was not that a mirror image of You labelling us? so, what is source
for the goose, is not good for the gander? ... … 101517&v=f



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