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(Phys Org2)   Climate change could devastate painted turtles, but give wallpapered newts the break they've been looking for   (phys.org) divider line
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122 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 12 Mar 2019 at 2:24 PM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-12 01:53:00 PM  
Heres a fun fact:

The word "Newt" was originally "ewt". The N was added due to a process known as incorrect division; because "ewt" begins with a vowel, "an" is used instead of "a". In time stress shifted to the N and folks assumed that they were saying "a newt" instead of "an ewt".

The process of incorrect division also gave us "apron" (originally "napron") and "nickname" (originally "ekename")
 
2019-03-12 02:51:22 PM  
Painted turtles are very, very common and cover a huge swath of the US. What you'll really see is a redistribution of the various subspecies as the entire species slowly moves north with the changing climate.

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Plenty of other little critters for us to worry about. This isn't one of them.
 
2019-03-13 07:42:18 AM  
So they got [it] better?
 
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