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(Some slow moving Guy)   It's a boy: Zoo tortoise reveals mistaken identity after 50 years, so the zoo renamed the tortoise Terry formally known as Mary   (content.usatoday.net) divider line 66
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2009-11-21 02:47:28 PM  
Formally?
 
2009-11-21 03:43:49 PM  
50 years? Even their erections are slow.
 
2009-11-21 03:59:25 PM  
Couldn't they have just made it 'Marty'???
 
2009-11-21 04:00:58 PM  
I bet that tortoise has a complex...
 
2009-11-21 04:03:13 PM  
Epsilon
Formally?


Subby's from Vo Dilun?
 
2009-11-21 04:03:45 PM  
Why didn't they just rename her Teri?
 
2009-11-21 04:04:21 PM  
Formally? As in, on a birth certificate, or engraved invitation to a graduation?
 
2009-11-21 04:06:43 PM  
I believe subtard was trying for 'formerly', unless the turtle leads a secret life as a high-class woman.
 
2009-11-21 04:07:15 PM  
The artist, formally known as Prince, totally understands
 
2009-11-21 04:07:27 PM  
In this case "Pat" might have been a good name.
 
2009-11-21 04:08:01 PM  
King...of the world...I'm the king...of the world... (new window, NSFW audio)

/bada bing
//bada boom
 
2009-11-21 04:09:25 PM  
Let's not get formal here, maybe she was casually known as Terry...
 
2009-11-21 04:11:44 PM  
RandomTux: The artist, formally known as Prince, totally understands

Hahaha I get it. Because Prince dresses all formally.
 
2009-11-21 04:14:48 PM  
www.xmfan.com
 
2009-11-21 04:16:39 PM  
Barney: It's gonna be a lot easier if you two start calling each other Terry and Todd.
Linda: It's a nice house, Terry, okay?
Barney: No, you're Terry, he's Todd.
 
2009-11-21 04:21:12 PM  
Totally understands:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-21 04:37:27 PM  
Formally he'd be known as Sir Terry Pratchett, surely.
 
2009-11-21 04:48:01 PM  
b0rg9: King...of the world...I'm the king...of the world... (new window, NSFW audio)

/bada bing
//bada boom


That was farkin' priceless.
 
2009-11-21 05:27:01 PM  
Why not name the tortoise Bridget?
 
2009-11-21 05:30:03 PM  
Honest mistake. They probably couldn't see anything, what with the smoke for the lake that's on fire.

/The Browns suck, too.
 
2009-11-21 05:39:18 PM  
Came for iliketurtles boy, leaving satisfied and chuckling.
 
2009-11-21 05:41:20 PM  
You'd think all the tampons sitting around unused would have been a clue.
 
2009-11-21 05:49:13 PM  
jedzz: You'd think all the tampons sitting around unused would have been a clue.

REPTILES DO NOT WORK THAT WAY
 
zez
2009-11-21 05:55:40 PM  
features.outinamerica.com
 
2009-11-21 06:10:02 PM  
Shell we move move past the former naming conventions and onto the turtle puns already?
 
2009-11-21 06:28:26 PM  
My tortoise head would have made that distinction.
 
2009-11-21 06:32:25 PM  
Should have gone with "Chaz", just in case they want to keep their options open.
 
2009-11-21 06:55:09 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2009-11-21 06:58:54 PM  
static.reelmovienews.com
You didn't check under their skirts?
 
2009-11-21 07:33:39 PM  
King Something: Why not name the tortoise Bridget?

cache.kotaku.com

'Bridget', you say?
 
2009-11-21 07:39:13 PM  
In fifty years nobody ever thought to look at the undercarriage?
 
2009-11-21 07:51:18 PM  
eddyatwork: In fifty years nobody ever thought to look at the undercarriage?

It's not a matter of "looking". The genitals are internal when not "in use" and sexing is usually done by evaluation of other external features.
 
2009-11-21 07:51:28 PM  
Terry is a play on terrapin. That's witty!
 
2009-11-21 07:52:23 PM  
There's Something About Mary?

/is it a penis?
 
2009-11-21 07:53:17 PM  
Well that explains why they were unsuccessful in breeding him, then.
 
2009-11-21 08:01:23 PM  
eddyatwork: In fifty years nobody ever thought to look at the undercarriage?

That's marriage 101
 
2009-11-21 08:02:14 PM  
MayoSlather: Shell we move move past the former naming conventions and onto the turtle puns already?

It's turtles the rest of the way down.
 
2009-11-21 08:05:34 PM  
I thought chelonians were sexually dimorphic.

/I appear to have been wrong
 
2009-11-21 08:41:26 PM  
I thought with Aldabras it was pretty easy to tell based on the size. We have a male and a female at the zoo that I work at, and it's FAIRLY obvious which is which.

/Or so we think...
 
2009-11-21 09:26:43 PM  
Should have named him Lady GaGa then

/had the sexing reptiles conversation with my 8 year old yesterday -- now I have to point out better reasons than a curved plastron
 
2009-11-21 09:38:05 PM  
My brother-in-law's name is Terry. He is married to my sister-in-law, named Mary. So yeah, I am getting a kick out of these replies!
 
2009-11-21 09:45:28 PM  
BlowPopGirl: Should have named him Lady GaGa then

/had the sexing reptiles conversation with my 8 year old yesterday -- now I have to point out better reasons than a curved plastron


oh,er, um well then
Gyrfalcon:
It's turtles the rest of the way down.

oh, yes safe and understandable like a warm blanket;)
 
2009-11-21 09:51:36 PM  
They should take advantage of the introduction of the nominally-masculine name 'Merry' by Lord of the Rings.
 
2009-11-21 09:53:05 PM  
I had a turtle once, no idea if it was male or female. I just assumed male and named it Abe, just Abe. (Wistful sigh) I do miss it.
 
2009-11-21 09:53:20 PM  
Would like a word with the Zoo about their renaming policy:

www.tuckborough.net

/hot
//as hot as some of the GIS results for "merry"
 
2009-11-21 09:57:10 PM  
Maggie_Luna: I had a turtle once, no idea if it was male or female. I just assumed male and named it Abe, just Abe. (Wistful sigh) I do miss it.

Well... did it taste good?
 
2009-11-21 10:03:16 PM  
AlwaysRightBoy: Maggie_Luna: I had a turtle once, no idea if it was male or female. I just assumed male and named it Abe, just Abe. (Wistful sigh) I do miss it.

Well... did it taste good?


Nah, it's still alive. It's actually really funny. We had to give it away since it was growing too big. It was affecting its health and I wanted a healthy turtle rather than sickly one. We gave it to a restaurant that had a large aquarium however most people give me a shocked look when I say "We had to give it to a restaurant..." then I must explain before I had a chance to. Lovely turtle though, red ear (I assume at the least since it was marked like one) that I had since it was a wee little thing.

Never bit me and I pet it whenever. Is petting turtles unusual? I petted Abe's head and under his chin. Also it's legs. Usually just hung around while I pretended it could fly (I was a child and by fly I mean held it and moved it in the air at a relatively normal pace through the air).
 
2009-11-21 10:16:23 PM  
Maggie_Luna: AlwaysRightBoy: Maggie_Luna: I had a turtle once, no idea if it was male or female. I just assumed male and named it Abe, just Abe. (Wistful sigh) I do miss it.

Well... did it taste good?

Nah, it's still alive. It's actually really funny. We had to give it away since it was growing too big. It was affecting its health and I wanted a healthy turtle rather than sickly one. We gave it to a restaurant that had a large aquarium however most people give me a shocked look when I say "We had to give it to a restaurant..." then I must explain before I had a chance to. Lovely turtle though, red ear (I assume at the least since it was marked like one) that I had since it was a wee little thing.

Never bit me and I pet it whenever. Is petting turtles unusual? I petted Abe's head and under his chin. Also it's legs. Usually just hung around while I pretended it could fly (I was a child and by fly I mean held it and moved it in the air at a relatively normal pace through the air).


I've had many painters when I was growing up and helped many a turtle across the road.
 
2009-11-21 10:40:28 PM  
Maggie_Luna: AlwaysRightBoy: Maggie_Luna: I had a turtle once, no idea if it was male or female. I just assumed male and named it Abe, just Abe. (Wistful sigh) I do miss it.

Well... did it taste good?

Nah, it's still alive. It's actually really funny. We had to give it away since it was growing too big. It was affecting its health and I wanted a healthy turtle rather than sickly one. We gave it to a restaurant that had a large aquarium however most people give me a shocked look when I say "We had to give it to a restaurant..." then I must explain before I had a chance to. Lovely turtle though, red ear (I assume at the least since it was marked like one) that I had since it was a wee little thing.

Never bit me and I pet it whenever. Is petting turtles unusual? I petted Abe's head and under his chin. Also it's legs. Usually just hung around while I pretended it could fly (I was a child and by fly I mean held it and moved it in the air at a relatively normal pace through the air).


I knew all those Japanese films were true.
 
2009-11-21 10:42:22 PM  
rainsforth: You didn't check under their skirts?

should have pulled down it's genes.
 
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