Chinese gloat over Obama’s turkey named Abe — not Ah-bay

November 26, 2015 11:08 AM

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Chinese gloat over Obama’s turkey named Abe — not Ah-bay

BEIJING — President Barack Obama’s pardoning of a turkey named “Abe” this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister’s expense.

As part of a peculiar annual tradition at the White House, Obama on Wednesday granted amnesty from the dinner table to two turkeys named “Honest” and “Abe” — from the nickname for President Abraham Lincoln. But a translation glitch in Chinese media replaced the character for single-syllable “Abe” wi...

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