(g hard). What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the
gander. Both must be treated exactly alike. Applesauce is just as
good for one as the other. (Anglo-Saxon gós, related to gons
and gans. The d and r of gan-a are merely
euphonic; the a being the masculine suffix. Thus han-a
was the masculine of hen. Latin, anser.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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