Funny Thanksgiving Turkeys
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Official collective noun: A Rafter of Turkeys
I'll let you into a secret, Will had to explain to me that the man was blind and that's why the turkeys were tricking him by saying 'Mooo'. See more thanksgiving turkey pictures.
However, from my Biology days I remembered that those red protuberances on the male turkeys' beaks are called snoods or wattles.
Joan D. Vinge says: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
Could the above be a death-row of turkeys?
Asked to write a composition entitled, 'What I'm thankful for on
Thanksgiving,' one student wrote,
Amos, a hardworking turkey farmer was experimenting with breeding turkey which would fetch more money. Market research indicated that the turkey legs fetched the most money. After countless fruitless generations of turkeys, Amos finally cracked the genetic code, and created a batch of four legged turkeys. Just before Thanksgiving Amos shared his success with his family. 'I finally did it! I bred a turkey that has four legs!' Said Amos.
'What does it taste like?', asked Aunty Mary.
'I don't know yet, 'said Amos, 'I haven't caught one yet'
Let the Turkey Hang?
A woman called 1-800-322-4349 to find out how long it would take to roast her Thanksgiving turkey. To answer the question, the Talk-Line home economist asked how much the bird weighed.
The woman responded, 'How do I know, it's still running around outside.'
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The word may have come from the noise a wild turkey makes when it become frightened: it sounds like 'turk - turc - turk.'
The original inhabitants of America called this bird a 'firkee.' It's not hard to see how firkee could become turkey.
Christopher Columbus, the explorer, took some of the wild turkeys of North America back to Europe. People enjoyed eating the meat. It is possible that traders along the Mediterranean casts, known as Turkes, may have brought some of these birds hence they came to be called 'turkey birds.'
Some say Columbus thought the turkey was part of the peacock family. So he decided to call them 'tuka' which is the word for peacock in Tamil, a language spoken in southern India and Sri Lanka.
Pulling the wishbone is a tradition of Thanksgiving. Firstly, it's best to allow the wishbone to dry. Then, two people each grasp one end of the wishbone. After making a silent wish, they pull it away. Whoever gets the bigger portion with the joint, will get their prayer come true. This is the same wishbone tradition as at Christmas in the UK.
Did you know that in the USA there are eight breeds of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), : Bronze, Narragansett (see above right), White Holland, Black Spanish, Blue Slate, Bourbon Red, Belstsville Small White (also Midget White) and the Royal Palm turkey.
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