Goose Or Gray Duck???

@sconibear (8011)
United States
January 7, 2009 10:04pm CST
when i was a kid we used to all sit around in a circle and somebody would walk around the outside of the circle and put their hand on each person's head while saying duck...duck...duck...duck...until they finally said GOOSE!!! and then that person would have to get up and chase the first person around the circle trying to tag them before they got to the empty spot. yep......those were good times.......good times. well then i moved to Minnesota and i was working at a fast food place, and the story of "duck duck goose" came up. only they don't play "duck duck goose" in Minnesota........they play "duck duck gray duck" we even did a survey in the drive through, and the majority of the people, of course being from there, played "duck duck gray duck" but, there was a few people from different parts of the US that played "duck duck goose" so did you play "duck duck goose" or did you play "duck duck gray duck"??? or are you too old/young/clueless, from another country, are just don't have a clue what the he11 i'm talking about?
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14 responses
• United States
8 Jan 09
Grey duck????? It's goose!! and I will tell ya why! where I live we have this cute little park with ducks and geese.. anyway..... there is a goose there at the park and his name is Charlie.. Charlie is mean as hell! he hates women.. just woman!.. he chases us! He loves men though! (gay? maybe!) but the last time I saw Charlie I thought of that game duck duck goose.. and it all made sense.. I dunno maybe ya had to be there.. BTW...... IT IS GOOSE!
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
did you check Charlie for.....THE accent??? i agree, it's GOOOOOOOOSE!
• United States
8 Jan 09
no! he bites! and makes this loud noise! he scares me!
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
yeah, that's what the Canadian Gooses do.....when i lived in Minnesota, they hang out in the grass by the highway off ramps, and if you walk by them, they all stand up and start walking towards you all honking and hissing and stuff and so you got to walk by real fast cuz they're kinda like zombies with feathers trying to get you.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
I know of this game but I do not recall ever playing anything similar when I was a child growing up in Australia. The version I have heard of involves the term goose and not gray duck by the way. Maybe I can come up with an Aussie version and teach the kids there when I get back home? Hmmmmm. Echidna..... Echidna..... Echidna..... PLATYPUS! Now RUN you little buggers..... RUN!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
This I didn't know Pisces, so thanks for the info! It's definitely not something I ever played myself as a child.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
i'm starting to think Minnesota is a secret society and their version of duck duck goose is just to see if you're one of them or not..........the secret hand shake if you will. platypus.........platypus..........platypus.............KOALA!!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
How much can a koala bear sconi? (I don't know either, I'm just askin')
@missybear (11393)
• United States
8 Jan 09
We played the same game in Germany when we were kids and it was called "Geht der Plumsack herum wer sich umdreht oder lacht kriegt den Buckel blau gemacht" It rhyme to when you sing it.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
that translates to, The Plumsack goes around who turns or laughs gets the embossment blue made very interesting.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
9 Jan 09
yeah, she explained it to me raz and it still didn't make sense. guess it doesn't translate to English.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
10 Jan 09
It makes sense i German. So there
@riyasam (16567)
• India
8 Jan 09
i am from mumbai,india and we used to play this game as cold cold fire.reading all the other responses ,i feel left out.actually,i dont play this game nowbut i see my children playing and i do enjoy it being played(that doesnt make me too old,does it)
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
you're just so cute riyasam, i just want to eat you up! i mean....no you're not too old.
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@riyasam (16567)
• India
17 Jan 09
thanks for the b.r.
@myklj999 (49163)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Duck duck grey duck? What the hell is that all about? Everybody knows it is "duck duck goose" at which point you goose the person and run like hell so they can't catch you and kick yer butt. Anything else is just un-American. Are you sure Minnesota is in the US?
• United States
8 Jan 09
I'm thinking he was stoned and didn't hear em! lol!
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
i think Minnesota is actually part of Canada, but they lie to our government so they can collect our welfare and get our free cheese.
• United States
17 Jan 09
which is rare!!!.. he usually didn't! hahahhaha!!! but we shore loved him anyways!!!
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
8 Jan 09
When I was little we played duck duck goose. I had never ever heard of duck duck grey duck. It was just easier for use to say duck duck goose. lol
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
i agree....i'm 100% goose.....i don't even know what the gray duck has to do with it.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
I always KNEW you were a goose sconi.
@redhotpogo (4430)
• United States
8 Jan 09
i played duck duck goose. the actual game as far as i know is "duck duck goose" just i guess the people in minn are a little special. duck duck grey duck sounds retarded.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
i agree, i argued the duck duck goose case many times while i lived there.
• United States
8 Jan 09
are there any grey ducks? i've never seen one before. also geese chase you. not ducks. people in minn always have to do things their way. frikin ruin the game of duck duck goose.
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Apparently your region can't tell the difference between a gray duck & a goose. Maybe glasses are in order. When we played it was Duck...Duck...Duck..Goo( crunch )as he got his leg grabbed & fell as he tried to run away. Good times there.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
yes.............good times. *rubs old grade school knee injury*.........good times.
@dbhattji (2506)
• India
8 Jan 09
No, we don't paly this game here but we are going on a picnic on the 18th and I have to plan games, this would be a nice one for all ages.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
yes, i hope you have fun on your picnic.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I have never heard of anyone playing the game with gray duck before. I grew up playing Duck Duck Goose, and the children that I work with tend to play Duck Duck Goose as well. I have never heard that type of variation on it before. I have heard of variations on it substituting other things that the children may be learning about, but never Duck Duck Gray Duck. That's so strange.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
yeah, i never heard of it either until i moved there...and believe me, i had many debates about it.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Hey sconi! I'm born and breed from NY and we played the only game I ever heard of "duck, duck, duck, goose"! I never heard of it being played any other way! So this grey duck stuff is news to me! That must be the only state that played it that way! I guess you had to get used to it! What a fun game that was! Chasing people around in a circle to get to sit down again! Yipee! Almost as fun as "musical chairs"! Member that one?
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
8 Jan 09
i guess maybe it was just a Spring Lake Park, Minnesota thing. yeah musical chairs...and cake walking.
@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Never, never, EVER heard of this game. I guess they didn't play it in our neighborhood in Texas. Either that, or they didn't play it with me....
@skrpawar (43)
• India
8 Jan 09
duck duck goose sounds good
• Switzerland
8 Jan 09
i can't say what it is here, cause we play it totally different. we say a little poem and you touch the persons head. at the end of the poem, the person you touched last has to get up and chase you. i loved the scene in "the simpsons" where ralph has to play duck duck goose and he never says goose :D