Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fact of the Day: Faux Turkey

The English word for Turkey actually comes from the bird known as the Guinea Fowl. The bird was known as a turkey as it was imported in the country of Turkey. The name was then given accidentally to the birds that are native to North America. 

13 comments:

Margaret D said...

I knew the first part but not the remainder. I continue to learn, hope I can retain it :)

Tammy Theriault said...

hmmm... food for thought <---- see what I did there?

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Foul play!

RaeAbigael said...

interesting :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Unfortunate accident for the turkey

Manzanita said...

My grandmother used to raise guinea hens. The laid tiny little eggs and were a weird little bird but I liked them.

bj said...

My mother in law had a few guineas and they were so tiny.

Pilar Domínguez said...

That is the reason why the country and the animal have the same name? I always wondered about this. Kisses:)

Anna and Klaudia said...

very interesting :)

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know this. Thanks for increasing my knowlfe of tomorrow's victim. Happy Thanksgiving.

The Happy Whisk said...

That's what I was gonna say.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I didn't know that.