Turkeys and globalisation

The Economist tackled the turkey’s many names in its Christmas edition. Not just nomenclature, but also some aspects of its domestication and global trade in the bird. If you heard Greg Laden and Joe Smith talking about turkeys you’ll know that The Economist got some things about the bird’s biology and domestication wrong. On the bird’s many names, however, it seems to be spot on, with useful additions from the commenters.

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