Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

by Joey deVilla on November 23, 2017

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The turkey isn’t referred to as “India” in Turkey alone; the Polish do it too. It’s called diiq Hindi (“Indian rooster”) in many Arabian countries and “bird of India” in Russian.

I lived in Canada for decades, and thanks to bilingual food packaging, I know that the French word for “turkey” is dinde. What never occurred to me until I looked it up is that dinde is a compressed form of d’Inde, which means “from India”.

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Kaleberg November 27, 2017 at 1:10 am

I assume that India is referring to where Columbus found the Indians, not that large nation south of the Himalayas. Obviously, Columbus has a lot to answer for.

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