Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted 23 November, 2017 by Alicia in Holiday, Language / 0 Comments  


Hello everyone! It’s a big day here in the US. It’s Thanksgiving!

Instead of boring you with Thanksgiving facts, I’m going to make you laugh with Thanksgiving jokes. Here are some good ones.

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road twice?

A: To prove he wasn’t a chicken!

Q: What happened when the turkey got into a fight?

A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

Q: What’s the most musical part of a turkey?

A: The drumstick.

Q: Why did the turkey refuse dessert?

A: He was stuffed.

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

A: Plymouth Rock .

Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

A: Pilgrims.

Yes, I know these are bad, but the worse the funnier, in my opinion. At least you can use these to distract your family members when they try to talk politics!

Now because I must be educational in at least some way today, I’ll leave you with a possible origin story of the phrase “talk turkey.” To talk turkey is to talk business, talk frankly, or get to the point. A popular origin story is one from colonial times. Here it is:

An Indian and a white man went a shooting in partnership and a wild turkey and a crow were all the results of the day’s toil. The white man, in the usual style of making a bargain with the Indian proposed a division of the spoils in this way: “Now Wampum, you may have your choice: you take the crow, and I’ll take the turkey; or, if you’d rather, I’ll take the turkey and you take the crow.” Wampum reflected a moment on the generous alternative thus offered, and replied—”Ugh! You no talk turkey to me a bit.”

Pretty interesting! Even if it’s not true, it’s as good a tale as any, and I’d believe it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone. Even if you don’t celebrate, it’s a lovely idea to take this day to be especially thankful.


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