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Raven turkey – Wha?

February 8, 2013

Ever have one of those moments when you glance quickly at something and read it completely wrong?

A couple weeks ago the Mr. went shopping and brought home some packaged turkey for sandwiches. This was a deviation from his normal purchases, so I looked at the package and the conversation went something like this:

Me: “Korppikalkkuna?! What?!”

The Mr.: “Korppukalkuna,” he corrected.

Me: “What the heck is korppikalkkuna – raven turkey?! I’m not eating that!”

The Mr.: “Korppukalkkuna,” he corrected again.

Me: “Korppu… Ah, right – breadcrumbs!… Korppikalkkuna <snicker>…”

So in fact he purchased turkey that had been rolled in breadcrumbs before being sliced and packaged.


In summary:

  • Korppi – raven
  • Korppu(jauho) – breadcrumbs
  • Kalkkuna – turkey

…One letter makes such a big difference!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2013 7:03 pm

    Your blog title filled me with extreme distress… Thanks for the laugh!!!

  2. February 9, 2013 9:57 am

    Ah yes! We have these discussions often – usually because I’ve dropped one of those pesky long vowels or double consonants 🙂

  3. anonymous permalink
    February 9, 2013 5:26 pm

    Ship! Duck! Dock! Pint! Dam!

  4. February 18, 2013 12:13 pm

    Haha! I made the same error some time ago when trying to buy bread crumbs “leivän suksen?” Shop assistant looked at me like I had 3 heads? “Mita?” She finnaly figured out that I didn’t want “Bread skis” when I said it in english.

  5. Lori permalink
    February 22, 2013 3:04 pm

    LoL.. thanks for the laugh!


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