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Turkey - The name
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20.       lady in red
6947 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 06:56 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 And I thought it was where Michael Jackson lived

 

 Yeh - with Peter Pan and the Little Lost Boys! (allegedly)

21.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 06:57 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

 Yeh - with Peter Pan and the Little Lost Boys! (allegedly)

 

 Hmmm anyway, Trudy and DK are wrong...they live in Neverland

22.       catwoman
8933 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 06:57 pm

 

Quoting AlphaF

As I walked into his office on the following Tuesday, I knew I would not be disappointed. Prof. Tekin had a wizened, grandfatherly face, a white, bushy, knowledgeable beard, and was surrounded by stack upon stack of just the sort of hefty, authoritative books which were sure to contain a solution to my vexing Turkish mystery. I introducedmyself, sat down, and eagerly awaited a dose of Prof. Tekin´s erudition. "You see," he said, "In the Turkish countryside there is a kind of bird, which is called a çulluk. It looks like a turkey but it is much smaller, and its meat is very delicious. Long beforethe discovery of America, English merchants had already discovered the delicious çulluk, and began exporting it back to England, where it became very popular, and was known as a ´Turkey bird´ or simply
a ´turkey.´ Then, when the English came to America, they mistook the birds here for çulluks, and so they began calling them ´turkey" also. But other peoples weren´t so easily fooled. They knew that these new birds came from America, and so they called them things like ´India birds,´ ´Peruvian birds,´ or ´Ethiopian birds.´ You see, ´India,´ ´Peru´ and ´Ethiopia´ were all common names for the New World in the early centuries, both because
people had a hazier understanding of geography, and because it took a whilefor the name ´America´ to catch on. "
"Anyway, since that time Americanshave begun exporting their birds everywhere, and even in Turkey people have started eating them, and have forgotten all about their delicious çulluk. This is a shame, because çulluk meat is really much, much tastier."

Prof. Tekin seemed genuinely sad as he explained all this to me. I did mybest to comfort him, and tried to express my regret at hearing of the unfairly cruel fate of the delicious çulluk. Deep down, however, I was ecstatic. I finally had a solution to this holiday problem, and knew I would be able once again to enjoy the main course of my traditional
Thanksgiving dinner without reservation.
Now if I could just figure out whythey call those little teeny dogs Chihuahuas.. ..

 

__._,_.___

 

Interesting!!

23.       Trudy
7887 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 06:59 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 Hmmm anyway, Trudy and DK are wrong...they live in Neverland

 

 I suspected it for a while, and now it is finally proven: Brits and Americans are both very, very bed!! {#lang_emotions_you_smartass}

24.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 07:06 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

 I suspected it for a while, and now it is finally proven: Brits and Americans are both very, very bed!! {#lang_emotions_you_smartass}

 

 Now Im caught up in the middle

25.       Trudy
7887 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 07:11 pm

 

Quoting Deli_kizin

 Now Im caught up in the middle

 

 Though you are not from Holland, you are excused.

26.       ZulfuLivaneli
1200 posts
 29 Nov 2008 Sat 09:18 pm

A bit late, and already mentioned (the remark about the chinese) but would the Russians be offended if we call their country Russia instead of Ρоссиа, or the lebanese with their unpronounceable countryname

لبنان

???

27.       justinetime
1018 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:54 am

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 Hmmm anyway, Trudy and DK are wrong...they live in Neverland

 

Michael Jackson and the little lost boys in Netherland.... ahahaha!!! poor boys....

 

 

28.       anka
207 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 09:22 am

 

Quoting yilgun-7

TÜRKÝYE

 

Türkiye´s official name is " TÜRKÝYE", not Turkey, according to Turkish law Constitution.The world history from 200 to 2000 calls "Turks".Turkey is a wrong name, because it is not legal.Law is law.This name must correct as TÜRKÝYE.

  

 

Nice job Alpha! I appreciate  your effort on this and thanks for the information

 

What Yýlgün saying is true. But i don´t really care if my country is called Turkey by others.

Plussss, i am glad that all the West countries celebrate our day.. Ha haa..

They bless Turkey on that day. By the way we are remaining famous.

As it is said "It doesn´t matter if the advertisement is good or bad. What is important is the conclusion..."

Well however i insist on typing Türkiye.

Loves....

29.       Trudy
7887 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 10:18 am

 

Quoting anka

Plussss, i am glad that all the West countries celebrate our day.. Ha haa..

 

 

 Huh? All Western countries? Where do I live then in that case, we certainly don´t celebrate Thanksgiving.

30.       anka
207 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 10:23 am

Exaggerating is a literal art dear Trudy haha Of course i don´t mean "all" in mathematically

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