In this video, I discuss some of the history of the holiday and the foods that are eaten during the Thanksgiving meal (I forgot cranberry sauce and cranberry bread!!). (Looking for more tips on small talk with your colleagues for this day, see this.)
Yep, that day was not one of my most glamourous days, but I did make one more video on that same day discussing why Native Americans (people indigenous to the US) are called Indians. I decided to make this video as when I talk about Thanksgiving to people in India, many ask me why the "original people" of the US are called Indians by some Americans. (As a related note, some people from India may call Native Americans "Red Indians." Please banish this term from your vocabulary. This is highly offensive. This term is now obsolete.)
For some more exposure to the words, phrases and sayings Americans may use in small talk during this holiday, solve this word puzzle below. Learn some of the most common words said by Americans during Thanksgiving through definitions and pictures. Are you able to find all the words in the word search?
What new words and phrases have you learned in this post? How can you use those words while making small talk with your US clients? Leave your ideas in the comment box below!
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