Right, but usually a play on words involves humor. Most posts on this site are opinions, quotes, or jokes, with the occasional insightful. This was neither funny nor insightful, nor is it just an opinion that you can agree or disagree with. I understood that you were making a play on words. I just thought it was dumb.
If two things have something in common, they don't necessarily have everything in common. Turtles literally have shells not because they're shy but because a shark (or other predator) could come and eat their ass if they didn't have it. People have metaphoric shells because they are shy for a multitude of reasons. This could include being afraid of being embarrassed or being wrong, fear of judgment, not liking other people, or just not having anything to say/not wanting to socialize.
Turtles getting eaten by sharks has absolutely no bearing on whether or not a person should or should not be more social.
Also: A watched pot never boils. But if you're a lobster, you could die in a pot of boiling water. So in some cases, it's better to watch the pot.
And a rite is a ceremonial act or custom in a culture or religion, as in a "rite" of passage, so no. That wouldn't make any sense at all.
Because turtles are people.
While I wouldn't call being politically correct "nonsense", I kind of disagree with you. I feel like affirmative action focuses on getting people of different races into college rather than providing opportunities for those who wouldn't otherwise get them. Without affirmative action, a student's race would have zero effect on whether or not a student is admitted, leaving room for other programs which provide students with the same opportunities.
I also really don't think blacks in particular struggle very much anymore. It's just like feminism in America today. Sure, there's a lot of people who are still racist/sexist, but by no means are they the majority. And if anything, people discriminate more against people of Middle Eastern descent rather than African Americans.
I read that as "whether a physical object or a goat". I must be tired.
I think she meant that you shouldn't have to take the final if you have an A in the class already, but I still disagree. The final tests your cumulative knowledge of the course topic. Almost anyone can cram study for each individual test.
I'm torn. I feel like there should be some standards you need to meet to be allowed to vote because way too many people barely follow the election and/or primaries, and their votes are primarily based on whatever slogan or propaganda they like best. The only problem with that is how to differentiate who's qualified and who's not--there are a lot of idiots who graduate college, and if we devised a test, then it'd be biased in one way or another because the people writing it would probably be the politicians themselves, or a committee of their choosing. There's no way to win.
Gee, I wonder why.
True but the war in Iraq isn't the war on terror.
It's silly to expect it, but it could happen. I know two kids I went to school with started dating in 6th grade. Now they're juniors in college--and still happily together!
I saw a flock of moosen. In the wood, in the woodis, in the woodsen!
You guys realize size 14 is average in America now right?
Huh...I was just there!