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Do Turkeys Come From Turkey?

By
Mignon Fogarty

 

A couple of years ago, Steve Bell (@stevebwriter) wanted to know whether "turkey," the name of the bird, is related to Turkey, the country, so I made this video explaining the roundabout way turkeys came to be called turkeys.

Mignon Fogarty is the author of Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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