for a second when I read this article.. I really expected there to be a programming language named turducken

To compound matters, this is a simple or “standard” column family. It is fairly limited by itself. Many column family databases, including Cassandra, include the concept of a supercolumn and a supercolumn family. Structurally, it is a bit like turducken in turducken. The example below shows a supercolumn family containing column families.