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    Poll 11-17-15 Turkey vs Cornucopia

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    What's a better symbol for Thanksgiving, a turkey or a cornycopia/horn of plenty?

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    James.k.Polk
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    Re: Poll 11-17-15 Turkey vs Cornucopia

    Post by James.k.Polk on Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:21 am

    While the cornucopia is probably the most "accurate" symbol for Thanksgiving, it was already kind of an obscure image 40 years ago when I was a kid.

    I remember grade school teachers decorating bulletin boards for Thanksgiving. There were turkeys, and pilgrims, and cornucopias (cornucopiae?) and autumn leaves... Even then they had to have a lesson on the cornucopia because we kids didn't know what it was. Flash forward and I doubt the elementary school teachers even bother to teach the kids about the symbolic elements of the season.

    The Turkey represents the meal, which embodies the "plenty" which is what *I think* the cornucopia represented.
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    Poll 11-17-15 Turkey vs Cornucopia

    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:12 pm




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