hey im sure you have got about a million of these already and i do not want to be "one of those people" but the tortoise in your comic is a tortoise, not a turtle, big fan ily you are great, dont be mad at me :D
I have gotten a million of these, BUT you are the first person to be nice about it!! haha :)
I did my research it turns out it really just depends. A tortoise is a type of turtle. But here, I’ll give you a quote from http://www.wisegeek.org/ since I’m more like Pinky than the Brain.
A division of reptiles called chelonia includes turtles, tortoises and terrapins. For the most part, the difference between a turtle and a tortoise is more of a matter of semantics than a strict scientific separation. Colloquially, both biologists and laypeople use the word “turtle” to mean all chelonians. In general, the reptiles referred to as turtles live in or near the water and have adapted to swim by holding their breath underwater. The reptiles referred to as tortoises typically live primarily in arid regions and are built for storing their own water supply and walking on sandy ground.
From a biological perspective, a tortoise is a kind of a turtle, but not all turtles are tortoises. Tortoises occupy their own taxonomic family, called testudinidae. All types of land and aquatic turtles come in a wide range of sizes, colors and shapes. Sometimes, the name “terrapin" is used to refer to an animal that falls somewhere between a turtle and a tortoise. Terrapins live in swampy areas or begin life underwater and eventually move to dry land.
So technically tortoise is more accurate if I want to be descriptive, but from what I read, turtle is not exactly wrong. I sometimes use them interchangeably as you can see from my last drawing!
Science aside, I just think the word turtle is cute. Maybe I am biased to cute sounding things, BUT I do like to be corrected when I’m wrong, so I thank you for doing just that!
If I’m still wrong—you can’t trust the internet!—please correct me again. I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS!