[–] FridayJones 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

"Wait, YOU like to float just under the surface of a river, with maybe just your eyes and nostrils poking out? ME TOO!"

[–] skittlesforhair 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Tortoises don't swim.

[–] FridayJones 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Just like niggers!

[–] Cantgetright 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 


[–] skittlesforhair 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's a tortoise.

[–] blumen4alles [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Very true. But they are all turtles to me. I like saying turtle better than tortoise too. Accuracy is important though.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists uses "turtle" to describe all species of the order Testudines, regardless of whether they are land-dwelling or sea-dwelling, and uses "tortoise" as a more specific term for slow-moving terrestrial species.

[–] skittlesforhair 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It's kinda like the argument that all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs. You are still correct that all tortoises are turtles. I just prefer to be more specific.

[–] Anzac5665 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Sweet picture, thanks for posting