This one’s bothered me for years and it came up again yesterday while chilling at the beach:
In Hebrew, turkey (the animal) is hodu/×”×•×“×•. However, Hodu/×”×•×“×• is also the name for India (the country), while in English Turkey refers to a different country known in Hebrew as Turkia/×˜×•×¨×§×™×”. To make matters worse, the animal does not come from either country: it is native to North America (and was called huexolotl in nahuatl). It wasn’t even introduced in the area until the 16th century!
Chew on that for a minute.