gander vs dander : Common Errors in English

About gander vs dander

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.

gander Meaning(s)

  • (n) mature male goose

dander Meaning(s)

  • (n) small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
  • (n) a feeling of anger and animosity

gander in News

  1. The right to choose a husband

    Like many 18-year-old girls, Shira (Hadas Yaron) is excited about meeting her future husband. See her stalk the supermarket aisles with her mother to take a gander at one of the matchmaker's prospects. (And really, what better place to comparison-shop than the market?) Potential spouse is in the dairy section. Even though he uses his prayer shawl as a handkerchief ("You'll have to do a lot of ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Philly.com

  2. Firearms retailer to open store in San Antonio

    Gander Mountain, which is based in St. Paul, Minn., and sells guns and outdoor gear, plans to open a 49,000-square-foot store at 8203 Texas 151 in the Westover Marketplace shopping center this fall. The Northwest Side store will sell thousands of new and used guns, including handguns, hunting rifles and semiautomatic weapons, company representative Jess Myers said. In late 2012 and early 2013 ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: San Antonio Express-News

  3. Kyrie Irving on the Cover of NBA Live 14

    The cover boy for EA's NBA Live 14 is none other than your favorite Cleveland Cavalier, Kyrie Irving. It was announced yesterday. Take a gander at that handsome wine and gold imagery right now.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Cleveland Scene

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