Interestingly, this is the real British Sign Language sign for turtle.
*awkward turtle*
ASL user: Platypus?
BSL user: Turtle?
by Honey L May 9, 2011
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The animal mascot of the awkward moment.

When you're in an awkward moment, place your hands on top of each other, and spin your thumbs forward. Thus creating the creature known as awkward turtle.
Oh my god, so I was talking to Becky about STDs and I forgot she had syphillis... it was mad awkward turtle
by Ursula mit dem kalten Loch April 11, 2015
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The awkward turtle was originated from many awkward situations where a man would take his pants off before sex, and due to a lack of girth and or size would make the situation very awkward thus also shriveling the ballsack. The tiny penis/shriveled sack combination looks similar to a turtle with it's head poking out, picture a turtle upside down in its shell.

This phrase was soon brought out of the bedroom and applied to everyday awkward situations, but all refer back to that original awkward turtle moment when the awkward turtle first appeared and the woman mysteriously got a horrible headache...

The awkward turtle is symbolized by placing one hand, open, palm facing down, thumb out to the side on top of your other hand, palm facing down, thumb out. The thumbs are then wiggled or rotated in tiny circles to signify the awkward tension.
Her: Are you ready?
Him: Yeah, let me take my pants off...
Her: *Gasp*
Him: It gets bigger!!
Her: I just got a really bad headache... I think I'm allergic to your tiny, pathetic penis.

This moment describes the awkward turtle.
by AreDub December 29, 2007
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When a man and a woman are having anal sex and the man pulls out and as he does this the woman crowns a poo but manages to catch it before it goes on to the bed ( making it look like the turtle has stuck his head seen its awkward and then went back inside its shell)
*John pulls out*

*Sarah crowns poo*

sarah: ooo i think i just awkward turtled

John: oooo you didnt want that
by JAY D17 April 29, 2011
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1. a phrase accompanied with a hand motion (one hand is placed on top if another palms down and thumbs out) to illustrate an awkward moment
2. turtles having sex
I was sitting in my room talking to Mike one night and I look over to find that my baby turtles are having sex. AWKWARD TURTLE!!
by Kelly Mariee July 23, 2008
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1. Something that should never be used 2. When an awkward moment occurr, you place one hand face down in the air. Carely(very carefully) place you second hand on top of the first facing the same way. Your thumbs should now be on opposite sides and you wiggling them in a forward position when the awkward moment happens. By that point, you should probably walk away from whatever you are doing.
Bruce lee:Yeah, last week, i was taking a piss and i realized i had a wart on my penis.
ChuckNorris: I would do the awkward turtle, but im chuck norris and I'm way too cool for that and it reminds of this one fat annoying girl from high school.
by ChuckNorrisOnUrbanDictionary January 16, 2007
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you use awkward turtle as a secret code. use "awkward turtle" when you want a close friend to check you for b.o.
if you are guilty of b.o. your friend says "yes, awkward turtle", if not, "no awkward turtle"
random person: "some one smells like b.o."

patrick(to heather):"awkward turtle?"

heather(to patrick):"no awakward turtle"

patrick(to random person):"well, it's not me!"
by Corbin Heather September 20, 2007
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