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2 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

No, bad thing. Woke at my usual time which this morning was 5.30am so had to wait till 6.30 to get out of bed. Total waste of time.☺️

 

Allan

 

We wait to change our clocks back until after we have got up, at our usual time. Worked in our favour today as we had a 2 hour drive to meet up with our son and his family so we had an ‘extra’ hour to get out of the house! 

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4 hours ago, MizBrown said:

My grandfather,  from many generations in the rural parts of Virginia, used to call "turtles" "turkles."   Found out through some Googling that was also used in Lancaster, UK.   Don't know if it shows up in other dialects of UK English.

 

 

Not many turtles or turkles in these parts. Presume they were hunted to extinction or maybe we never had any. Suspect that the summers aren't hot enough. 

 

Just looked it up - "Non-native species. Thought to have been found in the UK around 8000 years ago but subsequently became extinct due to climatic cooling. Individuals found in the wild in the UK are probably escapees from the pet trade."

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3 hours ago, Bryan said:

 

Not many turtles or turkles in these parts. Presume they were hunted to extinction or maybe we never had any. Suspect that the summers aren't hot enough. 

 

Just looked it up - "Non-native species. Thought to have been found in the UK around 8000 years ago but subsequently became extinct due to climatic cooling. Individuals found in the wild in the UK are probably escapees from the pet trade."

 

Apparently, the UK has sea turtles as foragers and vagrants.  

 

Also, "Turkles" is the title of a movie about kids working to save Loggerhead Turtles.

 

Still not sure where the word came from, but that suggests maybe from sea turtles.   So, kinda like English Robins, American Robins (really a thrush), and Australian robins.  The Australians have used the word for the widest range of birds.  Central America has the Clay Colored Robin, but most people now admit it's a thrush.

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