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Are You a Turtle?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Russell L, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Ok, anyone out there old enough to know what I'm talking about? There is a specific answer, to, "Are you are Turtle?"

    Anyone?
     
  2. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    No members of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles here? Awww.
     
  3. I prefer to be more of a hermit.
     
  4. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Wrong answer. Now you owe me a drink. That's the way it works.:D
     
  5. If you ever find yourself in NY, then sure.

    I think I am too good for your Secret Stonecutter Turtle Society anyway.
     
  6. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    The first few words of the answer are: "You bet your, sweet..."
     
  7. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I thought it was only for sea turtles :confused:
     
  8. You be your sweet derrière I am!
     
  9. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    OK, "P Town" and "warnergt," spoken like true Turtles.

    When I was in highschool in the 60s we asked someone if they were a Turtle. All we knew was that you had to answer, "You bet your sweet a** I am," or you owed the person a drink of their choice. That's all we knew about it. Just fun.

    But, there's more. The idea started with WWII fighter pilots as a distraction to all the horrors they saw daily bombing, and to kill time between raids. It was designed to be a bunch of folks who were straight up, good folks, and not vulgar. Every Turtle was considered to own a sweet, kindly donkey (ass), LOL. Anyway, it's just a fun thing, but I know someone who actually has a card. Heh, heh, gotta get me one.

    Do a Google search for a good read.
     
  10. When I was in high school, I was president of a local Explorers'
    Post dedicated to broadcasting. We met at an AM radio station
    after it went off the air for the day at dusk. We would do all
    kinds of stuff: operate the equipment, make commercials and
    whatever just to learn about broadcasting. A DJ from that
    station worked with us and it was he who introduced me to
    "Turtles."

    One snowy day when school was closed and he was doing his
    morning show on the air and taking calls, I called him on the
    air and asked, "Are you a turtle?"

    Of course, you know, if someone asks you, you have to give
    the correct response.

    He responded, "You be your sweet derrière I am!"

    So, I have to confess that I got that line from him. :smug:
     
  11. Where I'm from "turtle" is a hockey term for a guy who's in a fight who hunches over on the ice in a turtle pose in order not to get hit in the face. It's generally frowned upon in the hockey community as a cowardly thing to do. If you're not a fighter, then you do your best to stay out of fights, but if you're inclined to drop the gloves once in a while, then you man up and go for it. I was never a good fighter in my hockey playing days, but I'm proud to say I never turtled. So, no, I'm not a turtle!


    Darren McCarty vs. Claude "Turtle" Lemieux - YouTube
     
  12. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
    *sigh*

    I'm not turtle-y enough for the turtle club :atoz:
     
  13. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I just let a turtle out of his shell.
     
  14. Light a candle, wouldja?
     
  15. This.
     
  16. viper4000

    viper4000

    Aug 17, 2010
    Charlotte
    My Mom is a Turtle. She made a joke of it when we were kids. That was the ONLY time I ever heard her swear (if a** is a swear word) when I was young. So my brother and I would ask her all the time if she was a turtle. And she would answer appropriately. The funny thing is we were born in SC, but moved to TX shortly after, and everyone looked at her like she was crazy. Good times. Thanks for the memories :cool:
     
  17. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
    homeless?
     
  18. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I had a girlfriend years back who taught me that.
    She was an otherwise not-so-interesting girlfriend, so I forgot most of it. :D
     
  19. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    I had a turtle peekin' this morning.
     

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