gander vs dander :

gander or 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.

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  • n  mature male goose

  • 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
    having one's hackles or dander up
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    When The New Children’s Museum (200 West Island Avenue) is involved in something, it's generally worth taking a gander. Their event on Saturday, June 22 , where more than 2,500 people are expected to attend, is no exception.
    June 20, 2013 - San Diego Reader
  • Easton Recalls Axis Arrows
    Sold at archery specialty stores and Academy Sports, Bass Pro, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain and Scheels stores nationwide
    June 20, 2013 - Kansas City InfoZine
  • Tracy McGrady: 7-Time All-Star Is Now Getting Clowned by Arby's on Twitter
    Arby's is serving up delectable burns much like they serve up delicious sandwiches.  For evidence of this, take a gander at the tweet from D'Brickashaw about the Spurs' Tracy McGrady and the response from Arby's .  Oh, would you like Arby's sauce with that, McGrady?  Here is just a smattering of the responses from fans who were essentially shouting, "Burn!" Really, making fun of the NBA star is ...
    June 19, 2013 - Bleacher Report