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#1 Old 11-25-2009, 08:56 AM
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Seriously, if I hear this one more time I'm going to lose it. It's "Thanksgiving" not "Turkey Day."



I need a response to this one. Anyone got a good idea?
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#2 Old 11-25-2009, 08:59 AM
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Well-meaning Jerk: "Happy Turkey Day!"



Me: "Not for the turkey."
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#3 Old 11-25-2009, 09:00 AM
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You can act like you're correcting what they just said and say: "You mean Happy KILL-a-Turkey Day"



I don't have anything more clever...
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#4 Old 11-25-2009, 09:35 AM
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Smile and wish them a Happy Tofurkey Day.



Or, if you're not that gutsy, you could say, "You have a happy Thanksgiving too."



My issue is with people telling me not to eat too much turkey. I just smile and say, "I won't have to worry about that." :Confused looks:

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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You can also say "I'm not Turkish, you ****".

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"No, it's sad turkey day."

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#7 Old 11-25-2009, 01:02 PM
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or say Have a Happy Gluttony day!!! If you want to add more do like the Christians do with Christmas stating they are offended by Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. They perfer merry Christmas however, instead of Christmas its Thanksgivings. So if someone says Happy Turkey Day say Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day the real meaning of the holiday.
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#8 Old 11-25-2009, 02:15 PM
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"Happy Tofurkey Day!" (Peace beat me to it!)
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Smile and wish them a Happy Tofurkey Day.



That's what I'd say.



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You can also say "I'm not Turkish, you ****".





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I work in an office and this phrase is the new "hi" today. I went a-googling and am so thrilled to have found this post. Thanks for all the great reply suggestions!



Also, I am now a new member of veggieboards, so at least something good has come of all the "happy turkey day" wishes.



Hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends and family tomorrow! I especially wish you extra patience, peace, and harmony when dining with meat-eaters who will undoubtedly offer their sympathy to you for "being unable to eat the delicious turkey"...



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I work in an office and this phrase is the new "hi" today. I went a-googling and am so thrilled to have found this post. Thanks for all the great reply suggestions!



Also, I am now a new member of veggieboards, so at least something good has come of all the "happy turkey day" wishes.



Hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends and family tomorrow! I especially wish you extra patience, peace, and harmony when dining with meat-eaters who will undoubtedly offer their sympathy to you for "being unable to eat the delicious turkey"...



Tracie



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#12 Old 11-25-2009, 03:29 PM
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I'm glad I posted this thread now that I see it brought another member on board!
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#13 Old 11-25-2009, 03:32 PM
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My little guys were talking to me today over lunch. One asked me if I had ever seen an inflatable turkey. I haven't. He said he saw on on someone's house. I said, "Cool! It's like revenge of the turkeys!!" They thought that was the funniest thing and are going to make a comic strip about it....lol
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I try to get my "Happy Be Nice To Turkeys Day" out before they can get their "Happy Turkey Day" out.
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#15 Old 11-25-2009, 05:23 PM
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My little guys were talking to me today over lunch. One asked me if I had ever seen an inflatable turkey. I haven't. He said he saw on on someone's house. I said, "Cool! It's like revenge of the turkeys!!" They thought that was the funniest thing and are going to make a comic strip about it....lol



your boys are too cute!
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#16 Old 11-25-2009, 05:33 PM
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As previously stated, I usually say "Not for the turkeys!"

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I like all the responses so far.



What gets me are all the people who look forward to passing out cold from both overeating and from the tryptophan in the turkey. This is their idea of a great Thanksgiving?

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#18 Old 11-25-2009, 07:50 PM
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"Not for the turkey" is probably something I'd say. My store had a sale going on, called "Turkey Time".. I felt a little offended by that. :/

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#19 Old 11-25-2009, 07:58 PM
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I taught one of the women I work with to tell the joke, "What did the turkey say on Thanksgiving? ... Eat vegetarian!"



She adores jokes and (as with all jokes) she has told this one over and over and over and OVER again to everyone she encounters.



If I had children, I'd teach 'em the same joke. Watch someone try to be nasty to a kid who is bringing The Truth in a charming, funny way. Most normal humans can't do it. It's great to watch.
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#20 Old 11-25-2009, 08:06 PM
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I taught one of the women I work with to tell the joke, "What did the turkey say on Thanksgiving? ... Eat vegetarian!"



I can't wait to teach the hoodlums that joke in the morning!!! They'll get the grandmas w/ it...lol
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My little guys were talking to me today over lunch. One asked me if I had ever seen an inflatable turkey. I haven't. He said he saw on on someone's house. I said, "Cool! It's like revenge of the turkeys!!" They thought that was the funniest thing and are going to make a comic strip about it....lol



too cute



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I try to get my "Happy Be Nice To Turkeys Day" out before they can get their "Happy Turkey Day" out.



good one



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As previously stated, I usually say "Not for the turkeys!"



Good One
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#22 Old 11-29-2009, 11:24 AM
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For some reason this year the phrase "turkey day" bugs the heck out of me. I just use "thanksgiving". Probably the simplest response.

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#23 Old 11-29-2009, 11:37 AM
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It's not like anyone calls Christmas "Ham Day" or Independence Day "Burger Day." How dead turkeys became so ingrained in Thanksgiving is beyond me.

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#24 Old 11-29-2009, 11:41 AM
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I just had to add... My vegetarian friend sent me a text asking how my Turkey Day was... I mean, she hasn't had turkey in 15 years, since she went veg at age 11 and she still said it!



*facepalm*
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#25 Old 11-30-2009, 02:56 PM
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Several years ago, I had a page-size photo from an alternative newspaper laminated. It says "Happy Turkey Day," and has a photoshopped image of a turkey's head and tail on a bottle of Wild Turkey liquor. The turkey is smoking a cigarette. It's just not Thanksgiving without it.

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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#26 Old 11-30-2009, 07:51 PM
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On facebook my wife has been wishing everyone a Happy Tofurkey Day - making some people's heads explode when she goes on about how great our dinner was (and it was!). The best part is that she has two sisters who married into the cow killing...I mean cattle business and they've learned not to respond at all...
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