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Sybarite: I'm punching my octopus right now.
GoldDude: Bah, I've been punching octopuses/octopi since before it became 'trendy'.
ChipNASA: Sybarite: I'm punching my octopus right now.It has 8 arms?!?!?
Gordon Bennett: GoldDude: Bah, I've been punching octopuses/octopi since before it became 'trendy'.Octopodes.
seumasokelly: I've already punched my octupus twice this morning in the stall at work.
Magnanimous_J: People catch and eat octopi here in Seattle all the time. I usually catch much smaller ones as they hit on squid jigs, and you bet your ass I eat them. Also, no one gives a flying fark. They are not endangered in any way shape or form.This kid did two things wrong. He was hunting in a very popular dive spot. While legal, it is the equivalent walking up to an old lady feeding the ducks at a city park and strangling one of them. And second, he was an unbelievable dick bag about it. If he hadn't been such a huge douche, none of this would have happened.In the end, they will do what they should have done in the first place and make that particular area an underwater park. People who want to spearfish or dive for octos can drive literally a mile down the road to the less crowded side of Alki and dive there.
NickBush24: Would they happen to be of the Pacific northwest arboreal variety?
lohphat: Fowler's Modern English Usage states, 'the only acceptable plural in English is "octopuses"', that "octopi" is 'misconceived', and "octopodes" 'pedantic'.