Thursday, April 18, 2013

gander/dander: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, April 18, 2013

When you get really angry you “get your dander up.” The derivation of “dander” in this expression is uncertain, but you can’t replace it with “dandruff” or “gander.” The only way to get a gander up is to awaken a male goose.

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