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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- BistroLv 71 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.
- BillLv 61 decade ago
B, B, B. B,B
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- Anonymous1 decade ago