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Why did Urquhart choose "neck of a goose" in his English translation of Gargantua?

It's not a oisillon, it's a oison. A oison is a gosling, i.e., a baby goose. See Wiktionary. (A oie is a goose; knowing this is what made me look oison up in the dictionary.) So why did Urquhart pick ...
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What does "Oaths are made to catch gulls with" mean?

As Gareth observed, "gull" here means a foolish, credulous person. By asserting that "Oaths are made to catch gulls with," he is saying that an oath has no real binding power. ...
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What does "Oaths are made to catch gulls with" mean?

The original text is: —Quoi? fit-il, tu sais bien que je ne tiens pas mes serments. Les serments sont faits pour attraper les nigauds. “What?” he said. “You know very well that I don’t keep my oaths. ...
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