Thanksgiving news

Two items for (U.S.) Thanksgiving: once more on Thanksgivuk(k)ah, and the entertaining tryptophantastic.

1. Thanksgivuk(k)ah again. The rare confluence of (U.S.) Thanksgiving and Hanukkah has been all over the net, including on this blog (because of the awkward portmanteau that has resulted). Now one more time, in the cartoon Rhymes With Orange:


2. tryptophantastic. An ad on the woot! site for the holiday:


Tryptophan + the -tastic of fantastic. The element -tastic has a life of its own as a libfix (see here). As for tryptophan, here’s Wikipedia:

A common assertion is that heavy consumption of turkey meat results in drowsiness, due to high levels of tryptophan contained in turkey. However, the amount of tryptophan in turkey is comparable to that contained in most other meats. Furthermore, post-meal drowsiness may have more to do with what else is consumed along with the turkey and, in particular, carbohydrates.


2 Responses to “Thanksgiving news”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    1. I’ve heard that the coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah won’t occur again for thousands or years, and also that it will occur again in 2070. Either way, I’m glad that I won’t be around to experience that horrible portmanteau again.

    2. There’s a contra dance, which I recall someone calling on the Saturday after Thanksgiving a few years ago, named “Tryptophantasy” (I’m guessing at the spelling here). It’s helpful to know that there are quite a few dances named “Trip to “.

  2. mae Says:

    And the LA Times, having given us challurky and turbrisket now asks “Is the Srirachapocalypse here?”

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