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Thread: Would you like to be called Turkeys or Turkers?

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    Would you like to be called Turkeys or Turkers?

    Is the term "turkey" or "turkeys" for an individual or group of Turk workers acceptable, fun, or offensive?
    It seems more fun than "turker" and opens lots of opportunities for interesting logos, graphics, and emoticons.
    Supposedly, Ben Franklin preferred the turkey over the bald eagle as the US national bird.
    Thoughts?

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    I much prefer Turker. Turkey has negative connotations when used in reference to a person. I'd find it offensive. I'm Canadian, our national animal is the beaver, and I wouldn't want to be referred to as that either.
    It's all good.

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    Turker, not Turkeys. We don't refer to a group of monks as monkeys...

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    I agree. Most of us have always said "Turkers," and I, for one, would like to keep it that way.

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    Calling someone a turkey used to be a somewhat common way to call someone stupid or unreliable. Some older people still use the term. My middle school social studies teacher liked to call the class a bunch of turkeys when we misbehaved. So, even though it isn't used frequently, many people know what it means.

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    lol~ Without a doubt-- Turker

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    I vote for "turker" which is always what I have called myself and my fellow turkers.
    Follow the yellow brick road.


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    Ben probably needed new bifocals I like being called a Turker!

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    Turker. As for the idea of calling us Turkeys instead, I think your goose is cooked.
    Last edited by Cander; 08-19-2013 at 01:06 PM.

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    People who work for Amazon Mechanical Turk have always called themselves Turkers, for as long as I can remember.
    Turkeys have nothing to do with the idea of a Mechanical Turk, which is the origin of the company name. It is also very unappealing. Except, of course, golden brown on the Thanksgiving table.

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