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What part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is the merrythought?

Question #14598. Asked by Anggel.

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Jack Flash

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It's the wishbone of a bird (presumably in this case a turkey). The term derives from the custom of two persons pulling the bone until it {breaks;} in Britain at least the person who gets the longer piece is allowed a wish. Brewer states that the correct term for the wishbone is the furcula.

Nov 21 2001, 2:34 PM
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The wishbone (see OED or Chambers)

Nov 21 2001, 2:35 PM
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