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Turtles

So I’ve been watching the new TMNT carton and something has been bothering me. 

Everyone refers to Spike, Raphael’s pet tortoise as a turtle.

I let it go, thinking that it was just one of those things, until I started doing some research on Turtles, curious what type of turtles our ninjas are.

Only to find out that Leo, Don, Raph and Mikey are Terrapins! Red Eared Sliders in fact.

Then I discovered in American English, ‘Turtles’ refer to turtles, terrapins and tortoises

In British English, Turtles are seawater turtles, terrapins are freshwater turtles and tortoises are land turtles.

So everything makes sense again! Yay! The turtles are American, they are going to use American terms. I’m happy!

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swanjolras:

gosh but like we spent hundreds of years looking up at the stars and wondering “is there anybody out there” and hoping and guessing and imagining

because we as a species were so lonely and we wanted friends so bad, we wanted to meet other species and we wanted to talk to them…

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