Talk:Turkey dinner

From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is developing and not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
To learn how to update the categories for this article, see here. To update categories, edit the metadata template.
 Definition A celebratory meal, or feast, in the West. [d] [e]
Checklist and Archives
 Workgroup categories Food Science and Sociology [Editors asked to check categories]
 Talk Archive none  English language variant British English



Removal suggested by David Finn 23:11, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Editorial Council: Case 2011-xxx



Unencyclopedic, unlikely to be developed. David Finn 23:13, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Do not support deletion as the article is informational and pertains to a traditional turkey dinner served in both Canada and the US usually at Thanksgiving. Other countries may also serve similar holiday meals, and upon research this could be added to the article. As Citizendium is supposed to serve a wide range of readers it would probably be short-sighted and provincial to exclude information from different cultures. The Turkey Dinner article could be considered cultural information. Mary Ash 07:20, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Note: I added a photo of a turkey dinner which could be served at Thanksgiving in both Canada and the USA. I think turkey dinners have become popular in England too and I will try to research that. Finally, who could forget Mr. Bean trying to remove the raw turkey from his head while cooking... Mary Ash 07:50, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh, golly, Mary, that Mr Bean sketch is hilarious.
The ubiquitous Wikipedia devotes a whole article to the Dad's Army episode, Turkey Dinner, interestingly.
Since I'm the one who started this, I don't know that I should weigh in on its defence, but we had some major discussions on other aspects of turkey, and this ickle wickle article is referenced in some others. I don't know why this would be particularly unencyclopaedic, we've got plenty of lighthearted subjects, we don't have a notability requirement, and while it's true that it's hardly a burning issue, it is as likely as other food articles to be developed at some point. Let's get some more foodies onto the project!
Aleta Curry 02:32, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

"many more Americans celebrate Thanksgiving than Christmas" Seems unlikely that militant atheists, Jews, Muslims etc. not celebrating Christmas make up a large proportion of the population. Peter Jackson 10:25, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure why you say so, Peter, it seems quite likely to me. In any case, that Thanksgiving in America is the largest travel weekend in the US, for example, was established in the last century, as I recall. I daresay that Christmas exceeds it as a shopping weekend. By all means give it a rewrite if you feel strongly. Aleta Curry 02:32, 12 December 2011 (UTC)