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  • I'm punching my octopus right now.
  • Sybarite: I'm punching my octopus right now.


    It has 8 arms?!?!?

    I'm SO using this euphemism from now on.

    /goes to Urban Dictionary...*add* "punching the octopus".
  • Bah, I've been punching octopuses/octopi since before it became 'trendy'.
  • GoldDude: Bah, I've been punching octopuses/octopi since before it became 'trendy'.


    Octopodes.
  • "I didn't know they were so beloved, or I wouldn't have done it,"

    They aren't. And people don't really care nearly as much as their shrill cries of outrage would lead you to believe. Lay low for a week or so. The east coast hurricane and the recent election should shroud you in white noise until this all blows over.

    /Hunting octopus?
    //STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!
  • Littering and,
    littering and,
    littering and...
    punching the octopus.
  • I've already punched my octupus twice this morning in the stall at work.
  • ChipNASA: Sybarite: I'm punching my octopus right now.

    It has 8 arms?!?!?



    Japanese dig me.
  • Gordon Bennett: GoldDude: Bah, I've been punching octopuses/octopi since before it became 'trendy'.

    Octopodes.


    Etymology and pluralization 

    The term "octopus" is from Greek ὀκτάπους[39][40] (oktapous, "eight-footed"), with traditional plural forms "octopuses" (pronounced /ˈɒktəpʊsɪz/) from English grammar and "octopodes" (pronounced /ɒkˈtɒpədiːz/) from the Greek. Currently, "octopuses" is the most common form in both the US and the UK. The term "octopod" (plural: "octopods" or "octopodes") is taken from the taxonomic order Octopoda, but has no classical equivalent. The collective plural "octopus" is usually reserved for animals consumed for food.[citation needed]

    Some authorities consider "octopi" an objectionable[41] hypercorrection, feeling the form arose from the incorrect assumption that "octopus" is a Latin second-declension form. However, "octopus" is a scientific Latin third-declension noun with a plural of octopodes. Nevertheless, the Oxford English Dictionary (2008 Draft Revision)[42] lists "octopuses", "octopi", and "octopodes" (in that order), labelling "octopodes" 'rare' and noting that "octopi" derives from the misapprehension that octōpus is a second-declension Latin noun. The book further maintains that if the word were native to Latin, it would be third declension octōpēs (plural: octōpedes) after the pattern of pēs ("foot", plural pedēs).[43] The original Latin word for octopus and other similar species is polypus, from Greek polýpous (πολύπους, "many-footed"); again, usually the inappropriate plural polypī is used instead of polypodēs.

    Fowler's Modern English Usage states, 'the only acceptable plural in English is "octopuses"', that "octopi" is 'misconceived', and "octopodes" 'pedantic'. Chambers 21st Century Dictionary[44] and the Compact Oxford Dictionary[45] list only "octopuses", although the latter notes that "octopodes" is 'still occasionally used'. The descriptivist Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary lists "octopuses" and "octopi" in that order; likewise, Webster's New World College Dictionary lists in order "octopuses", "octopi", and "octopodes".

    In modern Greek, the word is χταπόδι (khtapódi; plural: χταπόδια, khtapódia), from Byzantine ὀκταπόδιον (oktapódion) derived from the Classical Greek variant ὀκτάπους (oktápous).
  • Would they happen to be of the Pacific northwest arboreal variety?
  • Shoulda punched Octomom instead
  • seumasokelly: I've already punched my octupus twice this morning in the stall at work.


    Please tell me you work at home.
  • 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.
  • To be fair, it was being a dick.
  • 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.


    So, basically, the dude was being a penis.
  • NickBush24: Would they happen to be of the Pacific northwest arboreal variety?


    Ya mean, The Pacific Tree Octopus

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  • lohphat: Fowler's Modern English Usage states, 'the only acceptable plural in English is "octopuses"', that "octopi" is 'misconceived', and "octopodes" 'pedantic'.


    Worse; it's octopedantic!
  • Meh, its been done
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    /On another note fark you NHL
  • ...and by "trend" you mean one guy. He's also been getting threats for having done it.
  • I'd like to buy four pair of boxing gloves.
  • 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.


    If you walk up to a duck in a park and breaks it neck, you're probably committing a felony (at least in IL, don't know in WA).
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