Turkey: Word History Connections

The etymology & origin of the Turkey, and what it tells us about Thanksgiving.

A correction: “kalkoen” is associated with the trading city Calicut, in Kerala rather than Calcutta.

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Related blog post: http://www.alliterative.net/blog/2015/10/6/talking-turkey
Related podcast episode: http://www.alliterative.net/podcast/2016/11/18/episode-24-talking-turkey

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