I just used the word "melty" in a text. A perfectly acceptable neologism!
My phone's spell check wanted to correct it to "Meowth." What is even happening?!? I don't know this world any more.
@bruitist Amateur herpetology is fun. I used to have a ball python named "Richard Nixon," and an iguana named "Gandhi," several unnamed fire-bellied newts (I know, they're amphibians, not reptiles), and a red-eared slider aquatic turtle, named "Yertle."
Yertle was the best, and the weirdest. She would sometimes freak out on her floating sunning rock, and spazz out into the water.
Once, in her aquarium, when she was swimming, she distended her entire lower intestine, and then pulled it back up into her cloaca. No one with herpetology experience has been able to say this is something that aquatic turtles do normally. It freaked me out. Apparently it was healthy to do, this happened many years ago, and she's still alive today (although with a different human).