Happy Thanksgiving to you all! And to you in the UK, may you have a blessed day also!
I have so much to be thankful for this year. John is at home and making a lot of progress physically. I have a wonderful extended family and a wonderful life with John and my kitty. I've got you all as friends. I love my new home. There are so many blessings I can't name them all. The most important is my relationship with the Lord.
Now let me bring you some true facts!
Turkey Fun Facts
You say it one way, I say it another...
In English turkeys say "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble". In Portuguese they say "Glug Lug Lug Lug Lug ..."How the Turkey Got Its Name
There are a number of explanations for the origin of the name of Thanksgiving's favorite dinner guest. Some believe Christopher Columbus thought that the land he discovered was connected to India, and believed the bird he discovered (the turkey) was a type of peacock. He therefore called it 'tuka,' which is 'peacock' in Tamil, an Indian language. Though the turkey is actually a type of pheasant, one can't blame the explorer for trying.
The Native American name for turkey is 'firkee'; some say this is how turkeys got their name.
Another possibility could be this. When a turkey is scared, it makes a "turk, turk, turk" noise.
Fight Over the National Bird
At one time, the turkey and the bald eagle were both considered as the national bird of America. Benjamin Franklin was one of those who argued that the turkey should be the national bird. Franklin felt the turkey, although "vain and silly", was a better choice than the bald eagle, whom he felt was "a coward".
I hope you enjoyed these facts. Now get back in the kitchen and cook! Or if you're done, eat!