It's time for the Common Household time-honored tradition of the
2020 Topic: Animals
1. The bird that we in the United States call “turkey” is not from Turkey - it is native to the North American continent. If you could rename the creature we call ‘turkey’, what more appropriate name would you give to this bird?
2. Name an animal that you are thankful for, and the reason for your gratitude.
Bonus: What is the turkey thankful for on Thanksgiving?
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The topic of animals seems appropriate, because 2020 has been mostly a beastly year.
The first question arises from a dinner discussion we had recently. The North American turkey is native to our continent, so why is it named after a country on another continent? The name of this creature is all over the place, literally. In French it is dinde, which means “from India”. But in Hindi (a language of India) it is called… tarki. In Portuguese, it is peru. It seems like no language has gotten the name of this bird right.
|One form of a vegetarian turkey.|
|Not a turkey, but resembles one in certain ways.|