How "Turkeys" Got their Name

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  1. pegmih

    pegmih Active Member

    How Turkey Got Its Name

    ".......But the birds did not come directly from the New World to England; rather, they came via merchant ships from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Those merchants were called “Turkey merchant” as much the area was part of the Turkish Empire at the time. Purchasers of the birds back home in England thought the fowl came from the area, hence the name “Turkey birds” or, soon thereafter, “turkeys.”"

    So now you know.

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    How Turkey Got Its Name | Now I Know
     
  2. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
     

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