Anyone who is missing a goat or knows someone who is should contact Const. Stephanie Butterill of Desmarais RCMP at 780-891-3768
This article and the photo of the missing goat were in today’s Edmonton Journal.
We use an idiom, saying that something or someone “gets our goat”, to mean that something annoys us. According to “The Phrase Finder” the phrase originated in the US, in the early 1900s, and it was used in the UK around 1924:
“That had got the chairman’s goat! – Got his goat? What expressions they used nowadays!”
Got and gotten is another interesting distinction. In UK English, one must always use “got” as the past participle: “I have got sick of chocolate”. In American English, “gotten” is usually used as the past participle: