October 28, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventy-nine - octopus

here you go...

© jem barratt

now don't be calling two octopuses "those octopi" because you'd be mixing your languages. octopus is of greek origin, but the '-i' plural is of latin origin. to keep it all greek, the correct plural ending is '-es'.

goooo etymology! now if i could just combine etymology with entomology...


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