Since turkey tweets are everywhere, we thought it might be fun to take a closer look at some of the more off-beat or regionally-specific Thanksgiving traditions using some new tools being developed to extend the capabilities of the DOLLY project. Some rather off the cuff observations:
- Grits, okra and hot dish have strongest regional tweet clusters in the south and upper midwest, respectively.
- Very few people are tweeting about mashed turnips (who knew?), but those who are, are doing it in the areas around New York City.
- Oyster and chestnut stuffing have the strongest concentrations in the Northeast.
- Texas prefers pecan pie relative to apple or pumpkin pie.
- People are still tweeting about turducken.
- NPR listeners really are concentrated in the Northeast (as per the Mama Sternberg Cranberry Relish Twitter index).
Search for Grits
Search for Okra
Search for "hot dish" OR "hotdish"
Search for "mashed turnips"
Search for stuffing
Search for oyster* AND stuffing
Search for chestnut AND stuffing
Search for apple AND pie
Search for pecan AND pie
Search for pumpkin AND pie
Search for turduckling OR turducken
Search for "cranberry" AND "sternberg",
inspired by Mama Sternberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe
HO! HO! HO! Oh, wait... that's something different, isn't it?