It’s that time of year again—a sad day for turkeys, but a gut-busting good time for human carnivores. Happy Thanksgiving, Grammar Party readers. To celebrate the holiday, I’ve collected translations of the word turkey from around the world. Wouldn’t it be more exciting to say, “Hey, could you please pass me the pulyka”?
Haitian Creole: kodenn
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Bulgarian: puika (пуйка)
We have yet to see a civilization capable of devising an appealing word for ‘turkey.’
Maybe that’s one more reason to be a vegetarian.
hmmm… in Malaysian’s Malay (not to be confused with Indonesian), Turkey is Ayam Belanda (which is directly translated : “chicken (from) netherland”…. lol, weird right). As for the country, we just use “Turki”.