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Svennovitch
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:43 PM
:shrug:

What do you think? ;)

Merry Christmas to everyone :hug:

Pengttaya
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:45 PM
:rolls:

Turkey's come from North America :lol:

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:46 PM
That's what I have been wondering for quite some time already. :scratch:

Happy holidays. :hatoff:

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:47 PM
did you know that the Turkey people came from central Asia?

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:47 PM
Ah, by the way...the Portuguese translation for "turkey" is "peru". Does that mean that turkeys come from Turkey and Peru?

Shenay La Soul
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:49 PM
Türkiye is only Turkey in English and that's the only connection it has with the edible bird.

Pengttaya
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:49 PM
Majeka, Turkey's dont come from...Turkey...:lol:

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
Ah, by the way...the Portuguese translation for "turkey" is "peru". Does that mean that turkeys come from Turkey and Peru?

:lol:

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:51 PM
Majeka, Turkey's dont come from...Turkey...:lol:

I know. I'm just creating some controversy in here. :p

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:55 PM
I know. I'm just creating some controversy in here. :p
:lol:

maybe General messages section is a more appropriate spot.... ;)

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:56 PM
:lol:

maybe General messages section is a more appropriate spot.... ;)

Uh no, I like it here better. ;)

Svennovitch
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:59 PM
If turkeys don't come from Turkey, you start to wonder why the country is called like that :p
or is it the other way around :scratch:

Sevenseas
Dec 23rd, 2005, 01:02 PM
Now, that’s exactly the reason I (like many other Turkish people) insist on the fact that our country should be called with its original name;
Türkiye, if not Turkiye at least.

John A Roark
Dec 23rd, 2005, 01:29 PM
The Turkey is indigenous to North America.
Ben Franklin wanted to make it America's national bird.
Instead we selected a cowardly carrion eater.

Maajken
Dec 23rd, 2005, 01:55 PM
google comes up with this:
The answer is that the American wildfowl is not the only bird called a turkey. That, since 1552, is also a name for the guinea-fowl. That bird, native to Africa, was brought to Europe via Turkey. When Europeans arrived in America, they noticed similarities between the guinea-fowl and the American bird and called the latter turkey. So, the name is from the country although the bird is in no way associated with it.

Bright Red
Dec 23rd, 2005, 02:13 PM
Yes. Just as all chickens are fried in Greece. ;)

Principessa
Dec 23rd, 2005, 02:15 PM
:lol: good question. I've been wondering the same thing. :p

John A Roark
Dec 23rd, 2005, 02:17 PM
Yes. Just as all chickens are fried in Greece. ;)
Booooooooooooooo! Bad Bright--bad pun!

Bright Red
Dec 23rd, 2005, 02:19 PM
Booooooooooooooo! Bad Bright--bad pun!

What do I say? I couldn't resist.:o

Josh
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:38 PM
And in Dutch a turkey is a "kalkoen" which refers to the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta). ;)

Tenisci
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:47 PM
did you know that the Turkey people came from central Asia?

yes You are right :) We were neighbour of China. But still there are millions Turks in that region such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc.

stefano18
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:48 PM
that's because Turks are known to say "ey!" after each sentence.
Example in German: "Willst Du Stress, ey?!?"

So - he/she is TURK and says EY!!! So, TURK-EY!!! EVERYTHING CLEAR??? :p :lol: :p

Tenisci
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:51 PM
that's because Turks are known to say "ey!" after each sentence.
Example in German: "Willst Du Stress, ey?!?"

So - he/she is TURK and says EY!!! So, TURK-EY!!! EVERYTHING CLEAR??? :p :lol: :p

Dunno ???

Tenisci
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:52 PM
In 31 December ( The New Year Night) people generally turkey in dinner. It is a traditione.

köj-è
Dec 23rd, 2005, 04:15 PM
did you know that the Turkey people came from central Asia?
no no.. they coming from West Asia i guess.. more to middle east..

köj-è
Dec 23rd, 2005, 04:19 PM
yes You are right :) We were neighbour of China. But still there are millions Turks in that region such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc.
well.. u know better than me.. then.. :unsure:

leeber
Dec 23rd, 2005, 04:21 PM
don't think so.. then what would have happened to Thanksgiving?

Tenisci
Dec 23rd, 2005, 04:53 PM
don't think so.. then what would have happened to Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving ?

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:23 PM
yes You are right :) We were neighbour of China. But still there are millions Turks in that region such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc.
right

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:24 PM
Thanksgiving ?

the USA national holiday when million turkeys are killed and end up into American dishes :sad:

Tenisci
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
right

we are not original European. Also Hungarians are not too. Since our Ancestor is the same, The Hun Empire of Attila :)

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
we are not original European. Also Hungarians are not too. Since our Ancestor is the same, The Hun Empire of Attila :)

:cool:

Louis Cyphre
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:27 PM
Ah, by the way...the Portuguese translation for "turkey" is "peru". Does that mean that turkeys come from Turkey and Peru?
So from Turkey or from Peru :confused: :p

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:35 PM
the USA national holiday when million turkeys are killed and end up into American dishes :sad:

The Americans are turkey killers. :sad:

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 05:36 PM
So from Turkey or from Peru :confused: :p

:scratch:

wta_zuperfann
Dec 23rd, 2005, 06:17 PM
~~ Americans are turkey killers ~~


You bet we are! Here's why:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/randalls_1875_5126306

Majeka
Dec 23rd, 2005, 06:22 PM
~~ Americans are turkey killers ~~


You bet we are! Here's why:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/randalls_1875_5126306

Wild Turkey directly from KY. :cool:

Hayato
Dec 23rd, 2005, 07:52 PM
I think Turkey should be called Turkiye...it shouldn't have the same name as an annoying bird thats only real use is on christmas day. :lol:

tennislover
Dec 23rd, 2005, 07:57 PM
I think Turkey should be called Turkiye...it shouldn't have the same name as an annoying bird thats only real use is on christmas day. :lol:

annoying bird? :sad:

Hayato
Dec 23rd, 2005, 07:58 PM
annoying bird? :sad:

yep i find the sound it makes annoying :lol:

Tenisci
Dec 23rd, 2005, 08:31 PM
I think Turkey should be called Turkiye...it shouldn't have the same name as an annoying bird thats only real use is on christmas day. :lol:

yes it should be :)

Bright Red
Dec 24th, 2005, 03:20 AM
I think Turkey should be called Turkiye...it shouldn't have the same name as an annoying bird thats only real use is on christmas day.

Actually, more Americans probably associate turkey with Thanksgiving than with Christmas -- although it's often eaten during Christmas, too.:lol:

Fingon
Dec 24th, 2005, 07:21 AM
according to Richard Williams, they come from Romania

PamShriverRockz
Dec 24th, 2005, 07:26 AM
.....and Mars bars come from Mars!

Svennovitch
Dec 24th, 2005, 03:04 PM
In Belgium we eat turkey at Christmas eve. So in a few hours...:drool:

Tenisci
Dec 24th, 2005, 03:07 PM
In Belgium we eat turkey at Christmas eve. So in a few hours...:drool:

Afiyet olsun...

Pszczelny
Dec 24th, 2005, 03:33 PM
yes it should be :)

but remember that not only English spoken countries have their own name for Turkiye, you'll not change all of them :p

Tenisci
Dec 24th, 2005, 03:34 PM
but remember that not only English spoken countries have their own name for Turkiye, you'll not change all of them :p

yes i know :sad: