Turkey Crossing

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?
A: So people would think he was a chicken!

Explanation: Happy Thanksgiving!

In many countries throughout the world people celebrate a day of thanks.  In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November; that will be November 24 in 2022.  One of the traditional foods for that celebration is turkey.

This joke is funny because it plays with another, well-known joke: Why did the chicken cross the road?  (There are many cross the road jokes.)  Of course, the turkey does not want to become someone’s dinner. So, if it pretends to be a chicken as it crosses the road, it will have a better chance of staying alive, and not ending up on someone’s plate.

There is a lot of research about the benefits of being thankful, of feeling and showing gratitude.  Here is a TED talk about being grateful:

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About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in Lima, Peru. Enseño en Lima, Peru.
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1 Response to Turkey Crossing

  1. trevorhay625 says:

    explain joke please

    where do roses sleep?
    in a flower bed

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