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Is there anyone from Turkey?
I am interested to know, which is first, the country Turkey, or the bird turkey? How come the second repeat the name of turkey?
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I suppose you think Greece is named after grease too??
It is coincidence, caused by anglicising a Turkish word, something like "Turkiye" I assume.
 
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mmmmmmmm tuuurrrkey.
 
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Turkey is 'Thurkey' for most of the people whose first language is not English.
 
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T�rkiye
 
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Thanks for the information!
 
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As a man from Turkey, don't you hope to be called a nicer name? I know many country have changed their names. Leave Turkey to Thanksgiving.
 
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As a man from Turkey, don't you hope to be called a nicer name?
Why, what's wrong with "Turk"?
Leave Turkey to Thanksgiving
As a "Java Programmer", haven't you learned the importance of proper capitalization? Thanksgiving has nothing at all to do with Turkey.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
As a man from Turkey, don't you hope to be called a nicer name?
Why, what's wrong with "Turk"?
Leave Turkey to Thanksgiving
As a "Java Programmer", haven't you learned the importance of proper capitalization? Thanksgiving has nothing at all to do with Turkey.


There is nothing wrong with Turk, turkey, or Turkey. But, when you related all of them together (people can't help doing it), it make people uncomfortable, I know I do.
Thanksgiving has a lot to do with turkey. Well, I was a C/C++ programmer before, so sorry about it.
 
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There is nothing wrong with Turk, turkey, or Turkey. But, when you related all of them together (people can't help doing it), it make people uncomfortable, I know I do.
Really? That's surprising to me. Are you also disturbed by french fries and hamburgers? Frankfurters and wieners? Danishes for breakfast? What about eating off of fine china? Drinking scotch? Or using scotch tape?
Seriously, I don't think most people think of any connection at all between these words and the nations/regions that share names with them. At least, no more than between, say, "hear" and "here" (when listening, not reading.) Once I figure out which word or meaning is intended (usually obvious from context), any link to the previous alternate meaning is considered negligible. Perhaps this is more of an issue for some people who are still new to English? (That's just a guess - my apologies if that's not the case.) Or are other people here similarly bothered by the turkey/Turkey issue? Ersin for example - do you consider the name of the bird to be disturbing? (Hope not.) I really think this is a non-issue for most people, but perhaps I'm mistaken.
 
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ersin,


T�rkiye


and what do you call the bird?
same for that "Thurkey"
[ January 19, 2003: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]
 
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