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    Turkishburger

    I kept hearing this on television and everyone was laughing. What is turkishburger and is it a type of food? Like a hamburger? And why do people laugh when I tried to say it?

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    Re: Turkishburger

    If you were registered, we could talk about "ingredients" (turkey) vs. "culinary style" (Turkish).
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    Re: Turkishburger

    I don't know why the studio audience laughed, because I don't know the full context. But I think you've misheard the term "turkeyburger" (which is like a hamburger, but made with left over turkey - which might explain the joke in the week after Thanksgiving). And people may have laughed at you because you had misheard.

    (Etymological note: as the word "hamburger" originally referred to a speciality from Hamburg - which was misparsed as 'ham + burger', leading to new words like 'cheeseburger' - the "word" *'turkishburger' is a step back towards the idea of naming a food after a place.)

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