Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
Dietrich Kappe has posted up a list of what he feels are the Ajax Turkeys of 2007:
Every American school child has heard vague rumors that Ben Franklin once suggested that the Turkey would make a better national symbol than the Bald Eagle. What they haven’t heard, of course, is that the Turkey is “though a little vain and silly, a Bird of Courage,” compared to the Bald Eagle which was “a Bird of bad moral Character.” I wouldn’t put too much stock in old Ben’s suggestions, though. After all, he once proposed that the Rattlesnake was the most appropriate symbol of America’s temper and conduct.
So in the end it is still appropriate to use the Turkey as a symbol of failure or incompetence.
Check out his posting for the full list and the reasons that he feels that they’re not up to snuff.
Posted by Rey Bango at 11:31 am