Monday, April 09, 2007

When a relationship gets to be 14 years old...

Last week apparently Third Child and I had a discussion about Turtles vs. Tortoises

because this just showed up in my in-box from said Third Child


As I stated last week a tortoise is a land turtle, all tortoises are turtles. But not all turtles are Tortoises.

From Encyclopedia Britannica
any of the land-dwelling turtles of the family Testudinidae; in Great Britain the name refers to any nonmarine turtle. The land-dwelling tortoises are exclusively terrestrial, vegetarian reptiles. In folklore these animals represent slowness, determination, and long life. Tortoises are found in both the Old World and the New, but the majority of the 40-odd living species…

turtle (order Testudines)
any reptile with a body encased in a bony shell, including tortoises. Although numerous animals, from invertebrates to mammals, have evolved shells, none has an architecture like that of turtles. The turtle shell has a top (carapace) and a bottom (plastron). The carapace and plastron are bony structures that usually join one another along each side of…


Must keep TC happy because who else is going to have an in-depth conversation with me about the differences between turtles and tortoises

really I swear once I had a life...

1 comment:

sillychick said...

what's really bad is when you get to the point in your relationship that saying, "Iiiii aaamm aaa tooooortoissssse" really slow is the laughter for the night.

Good times in my household. Don't be jealous