Hey look, we don’t call The Fourth of July “Firecracker Day,” We do call Christmas (out of laziness we write Xmas, but we don’t call it “get lots of loot day.” We don’t call Groundhog Day “Brown Rodent Day.” We don’t call Valentines Day
“I Heart You,” Day. We don’t call May Day “When It’s Springtime in the Rockies,” Day. So why, pray tell, do we call Thanksgiving “Turkey Day”?
Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co