Noun: The gesture of making a turtle with your hands to signify and awkward moment

Adjective: To describe an uncomfortable moment
Noun: She made an Awkward Turtle

Adjective: That was awkward turtle as!
by TQWEE December 15, 2009
This is the mascot for an awkward moment.

It is done by placeing your hands on top of each other, and spining your thumbs forward in a circular motion. This creats the creature know as awkward turtle.

Unlike American sign language this actually is the sign for turtle in British sign language.

"You only get Aids from sexing up monkeys"


"I have Aids"


"haha awkward turtle"
by kat123xx August 16, 2011
Interestingly, this is the real British Sign Language sign for turtle.
*awkward turtle*
ASL user: Platypus?
BSL user: Turtle?
by Honey L May 09, 2011
A special hand signal made by placing one hand on top of the other and twiddling the thumbs to create the shape of a swimming Turtle. Used in awkward situations.
Person 1: Hey! I'm awesome!
Persons: ..........

*awkward turtle*
Person 1: lol.
Two turtles having sex.
Dude: damn it's very awkward just sitting here.

Barney: *hands on top of eachother moving thumbs slowly.*


Barney: the Awkward Turtle...
by Flyinnn' Hawiian November 13, 2010
The universal symbol of the awkward moment, made by placing one open hand over another and wiggling the thumbs around in a circle to imitate a turtle turned on its back. Awkward!
I used the phrase "if you can't do it teach it" infront of my girlfriends mum... shes a teacher. It was definitely awkward turtle.

For more awkward turtle moments,
by zephyr4434 December 30, 2009
it is a hand motion by putting one hand on top of the other and moving your thumb in a circling motion. used during awkward situations.
Chris and Tina are on a date. Luke walks up.
Luke:"Did you hit that last night?" and points at Tina.
Awkward silence
Tina:"Awkward Turtle!" and does the motion.
by pourky September 26, 2009

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