Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
1871, a nonsense word coined by Edward Lear; used especially in runcible spoon "spoon with three short tines like a fork," which first took the name 1926.
Early system for mathematics on IBM 650. See also FORTRUNCIBLE, IT. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. (1994-10-27)