Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is where Christmas really begins. Presented by Real Thanksgiving, this topic explores the activities, the foods, the entertainment and the family time of this classic American holiday.
Stuffing and dressing are interchangeable terms. Stuffing is the older word, dating back from the middle of the 16th-century, when it replaced the term forcemeat, which came from the French verb farcir (to stuff). Dressing became popular in Victorian times, when the notion of stuffing didn't sound mannerly. Today, stuffing is used more in the Eastern and Southern states, while dressing is the accepted term in the West.
Well there you go - I didn't know that!! I always thought that stuffing was obviously what was "stuffed" into the turkey and the dressing was the extra bits like sausages and bacon etc. Dressing also worked for anything else you might have other than turkey, like a ham or something
I'm really glad to know the real explanation!!!!!!