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HT417 / Hodu הודו in Hebrew means turkey (the food), but also India (the country). Super confusing. If any of y’all can offer a legit explanation why, your next deli (delhi?) sandwich is on me. #mesimaivrit #foodtype

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HT417 / Hodu הודו in Hebrew means turkey (the food), but also India (the country). Super confusing. If any of y’all can offer a legit explanation why, your next deli (delhi?) sandwich is on me. #mesimaivrit #foodtype

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@e_known

@the_cookie_fairy אלפי תודות. חנוכה שמח

@the_cookie_fairy

אתה קורע! מעולה

@e_known

@tinalivi it’s a dealio

@marmaladebleue

@e_known Thanks but no, you know these get touched too much.

@tinalivi

@e_known I'd like my free deli (Delhi) sandwich with you and @dinarabhan the next time she's in Great Neck.

@avital_noam1

מוכשר !!!@e_known

@avital_noam1

הודו לה' כי טוב 💚

@fetajoe

@e_known "the finest in all of dictionopolis

@tinalivi

@ornabak @debbiehaki Help us figure this out.

@e_known

@tinalivi nah it’s perfect. I’m just joshin

@tinalivi

@e_known You've got to be kidding. I thought my explanation was pretty great. Especially with other languages that do the same thing.

@e_known

@tinalivi I trust no one. BETTER EXPLANATIONS REQUIRED 😎

@tinalivi

Source: balashon.com - Hebrew Language Detective.

@tinalivi

Answer: Apparently the Hebrew "tarnegol hodu", or turkey (the food), literally means Indian Chicken. This unusual name is used in other languages as well, referring to turkey as chicken from India. Russian indiuk, Polish indyk, French dinde and Yiddish indik. Even in Turkey they call the bird hindi. Whoa that last one was confusing.

@e_known

@doron.bloch שמח לשמוע 😊 תודה

@doron.bloch

מדהים. אהבתי את המשחק מילים

@e_known

@marmaladebleue Come on down, we’re having lettering sandwiches for lunch.

@marmaladebleue

Hahahaha. I love this so much.

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