What do you call a turkey in Turkey?

Does this look like a Turk to you?

Here’s something I just found out today: Do you know why we call that big bird we roast at Thanksgiving a “turkey?” Because Turks introduced Europeans to the bird, so that’s what they called them. You never knew that, right?

So what do you think a turkey (the bird) is called in Turkey? It’s called a “hindi.” Which is the Turkish word for something from India, a confusion of India and the Indies (i.e., the Americas) which is where the big blustery bird actually heralds from.

Crazy, right?

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