A popular Thanksgiving turkey riddle is:
Q: Why do turkeys always go “Gobble! Gobble!”?
A: Because they never learned good table manners.
The “gobble” joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.
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1. Why do turkeys always go “gobble, gobble”? They never learned good table manners
28 November 1996, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “Talkin’ Turkey” by Janet K, Keeler, pg. 1D:
The World Wide Web is awash with Thanksgiving sites. The kids might get a kick out of some of the activities at http://www.night. net/thanksgiving/ including games, trivia and jokes (Why do turkeys gobble? Because they never learn good table manners).
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Turkey Humour! (side note: alcohol is involved)
Why do turkeys always go, “Gobble, gobble?”
Because they never learned good table manners!
22 November 1999, Atlanta (GA) Constitution, “Check It Out, pg. C8:
Why do turkeys go gobble gobble? Because they never learned good table manners! (Hee hee!)
Bulletin Board Power:
Bridges to Lifelong Learning
By Karen Hawthorne and Jane E. Gibson
Greenwood Village, CO: Libraries Unlimited
Q: Why do turkeys always go “Gobble, gobble”?
A: Because they never learned good table manners!
Why do turkeys always go ‘gobble! gobble!’? Because they never learned good table manners! Happy holiday y’all!
3:07 PM - 21 Nov 2007
The Everything Big Book of Jokes:
Hundreds of the Shortest, Longest, Silliest, Smartest, Most Hilarious Jokes You’ve Never Heard!
By Evan C. Thomas
Avon, MA: Adams Media
WHY DO TURKEYS GOBBLE?
BECAUSE they never learned table manners.
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz
Why do turkeys gobble?
Because they never learned their table manners.