Thanksgiving Trivia 5: The term "Tom Turkey" was created by Ben Franklin. Why did he call the male birds Tom?

a.) He hear Indians playing tom-toms to call the others to feasts.

b.) He named it after Thomas Jefferson, because he was angry with him.

c.) It was in reference to an Englishman, Thomas Grey, who Franklin said acted like a "turkey".

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • Bistro
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    none of the above, he adapted it from the term "any tom dick and harry" when it came to prostitution or girls that were whores.

  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    B, B, B. B,B

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    please stop!!!!

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