Thanksgiving Turkey Cartoon

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, folks, and the family cook is shopping for that perfect bird to bring home to cook for the table full of noisy relatives.  If you live on a farm, you won’t need to go to the store to find your dinner.  Just walk out in the yard and select the largest, juiciest bird you can see.  Of course, if you can’t see at all, it will be harder to do.

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Here is one of my long-time favorite cartoons.  Do you know why the farmer is wearing dark glasses and carrying a white cane?  In the United States, people who are legally blind carry a white cane (with red tip) to help them feel their way along the walkway.  The white cane is also a sign to sighted people that they should be aware of a blind person nearby.

This cartoon is funny because the farmer is blind, and the turkeys are making noises like a cow, so they won’t be taken and killed for the Thanksgiving Day meal.  Clever birds!

Have a delicious and relaxing weekend, everyone

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.