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Old February 18th, 2010 (12:07 PM).
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    Do you like octopuses? I think that octopuses are very nice. They have many very long arms so they would probably give the most wonderful hugs, and also they would probably be quite good at juggling.

    Here are some cool pictures of octopuses:






    Do have any cool octopus stories which you would like to share, or perhaps some more pictures? Have you ever met an octopus in real-life? I have not. Are they friendly?
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    Old February 18th, 2010 (1:13 PM).
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    As wondeful as their hugs would be, they would be cold and slimy and crushing too. Octopuses are nice, I like their dedication to their offspring, their problem-solving skills and logical thinking (no banking crisis if Octopuses were in charge!) and of course the fact that the collect shiny objects on the seabed and make little "gardens" out of them.

    I'd like to be
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    in an octopus's garden
    in the shade...

    Ahh, the halcyon days...

    Incidently, when I was in Turkey my girlfirend was in the sea. Suddenly someone shouts that there was an octopus in the bay. All the locals ran in, hoping to kill it and sell it to a local restraunt. My girlfriend, who isn't a particlarly confident swimmer swam out of the water faster than any Olympic swimmer ever could in the opposite direction to the locals! Good times, good times.
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      Octopuses are smart, sure, but everyone knows Cuttlefish are AWESOME.
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      Old February 18th, 2010 (1:38 PM).
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        A wtf topic, but, I guess it's legit. :/
        maybe.

        But anyways, I do like Octopuses. They are my favorite sea creature. X3
        Funny, thinking about that, I should be more into Octillery.
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        Old February 18th, 2010 (2:23 PM).
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          Octopuses are one of my favorite animals :3

          LUV DEM. I want one in an aquarium
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          Old February 18th, 2010 (2:26 PM).
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            Octopuses scare me. BUT they aren't as scary as giant squid.
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            Old February 18th, 2010 (2:34 PM).
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              Forget octopuses.

              Their cousin, the squid, have much better eyes than us, and I hate them just for that.
              The only reason they have a chance to be cool is because the mighty Cthulhu grants it.
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              Old February 18th, 2010 (2:41 PM).
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              Octopi (the plural of octopus? ...maybe?) are very awesome! So is Octillery~
              I bet they could be a one man band, or circus...

              Ahem, in seriousness, this is a strange topic. Awesome, but strange.
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              Old February 18th, 2010 (3:06 PM).
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              Octopi (the plural of octopus? ...maybe?) are very awesome! So is Octillery~
              I bet they could be a one man band, or circus...

              Ahem, in seriousness, this is a strange topic. Awesome, but strange.
              "Octopi" is actually incorrect.

              Octopuses are cool, though... the way they can fit through tiny spaces is pretty gosh darn awesome. :D
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              Old February 18th, 2010 (4:34 PM).
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              In some cultures octopuses are thought to have 8 legs rather than 8 arms. The 'pus' part of their name even means 'foot'.

              I've seen some in aquariums, but none in the wild, thankfully. They're very strange looking creatures.
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              Old February 18th, 2010 (4:52 PM).
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                I have a thing for Octopi as well as their cousins, squid and cuddle fish. I find them really interesting and cute in their on little way. I also hear that they are very intelligent.
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                  I doubt they're friendly per se but I also doubt they have any inclination to harm humans... I've always seen them as rather peaceful creatures, a lesser predator that feeds on small, hard fish (at a guess, else why would they have such a beak). Its lack of a skeletal structure doesn't really make it apt for much, I have to wonder how something evolved like that...

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                  "Octopi" is actually incorrect. :P
                  Octopi used as the plural form of octopus is hypercorrect because -us → -i is the rule for forming plurals of originally-masculine nouns of the Latin second declension, whereas octopus actually derives from Ancient Greek, and to be consistent with its etymology has the plural form octopodes.

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                  Old February 18th, 2010 (5:53 PM). Edited February 18th, 2010 by Zet.
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                  Octopi used as the plural form of octopus is hypercorrect because -us → -i is the rule for forming plurals of originally-masculine nouns of the Latin second declension, whereas octopus actually derives from Ancient Greek, and to be consistent with its etymology has the plural form octopodes.

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                  plurals are fun, but isn't the only acceptable plural for them "octopuses"?

                  I think octopuses are pretty deadly since they destroy ships and what not.
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                  Old February 18th, 2010 (6:02 PM).
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                  plurals are fun, but isn't the only correct English term for them octopuses?

                  I think octopuses are pretty deadly since they destroy ships and what not.
                  Yes they are correct, but most people (aka grammar nazis and teachers) frown upon that. There are very few, if any grammatical rules that are one hundred percent concrete. Octopi is the correct plural form of Octopus, just as Cacti is the correct plural form of Cactus.

                  Other weird plurals:

                  Radius -> Radii
                  Phenomenon -> Phenomena
                  Foot -> Feet
                  Fish -> Fish

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                  Octopi suck, quite literally. But in all honesty, I do not enjoy them. D:
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                  Old February 18th, 2010 (6:15 PM).
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                  Fried squid tasted much better then fried octopus. So I would have to say no, unless they can change and learn to be more tasty when they die.
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                    plurals are fun, but isn't the only acceptable plural for them "octopuses"?

                    I think octopuses are pretty deadly since they destroy ships and what not.
                    Nooo, that is the kraken.
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                    Old February 19th, 2010 (3:45 AM).
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                      They are a cool animal
                      Those pics are really good :o
                      Its cool how they have many arms xD
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                      Old February 19th, 2010 (9:00 AM).
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                        plurals are fun, but isn't the only acceptable plural for them "octopuses"?
                        Officially accepted perhaps, but generally acceptable no.
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                        Old February 19th, 2010 (9:25 AM).
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                          From Wikipedia:
                          Currently, octopuses is the most common form in the US as well as the UK; octopodes is rare, and octopi is often objectionable.

                          The Oxford English Dictionary (2008 Draft Revision) lists octopuses, octopi and octopodes (in that order); it labels octopodes "rare", and notes that octopi derives from the "apprehension" that octōpūs is a second declension Latin noun, though it is not.

                          Chambers 21st Century Dictionary and the Compact Oxford Dictionary list only octopuses, although the latter notes that octopodes is "still occasionally used"; the British National Corpus has 29 instances of octopuses, 11 of octopi and 4 of octopodes.

                          Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary lists octopuses and octopi, in that order; Webster's New World College Dictionary lists octopuses, octopi and octopodes (in that order).

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

                          In short: it's octopuses

                          But let us not get bogged down with semantics, friends.
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                            25.13272 = Octopi. Tell me when you understand.

                            I like octopuses, what with them changing colors, and the tentacles and stuff.
                            Even octopuses are not without desires, and apparently one of them is to become famous like squids and Cthulu.
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                              Octopodes (take THAT) are pretty dang neat, except for the fact that they can crush you and kill you, leaving you to die on the ocean floor, with one "hug".
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                              Old February 20th, 2010 (7:07 AM). Edited February 20th, 2010 by twocows.
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                              Octopuses are weird and creep Fuko out. Like Okazaki. He's weird.
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                                Much like hippopotami, [insert plural of octopus here] are not cute. They are not cuddly.
                                They will rip you apart.

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                                I don't really think about it a lot but I guess yeah I like them. As long as they don't hurt me
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                                Umm, yeah.
                                Ages back when I was a lot younger, I was fishing with my dad, and there was an octopus crawling around the rocks.
                                It grabbed onto my hook, and sat there for about 15 minutes with it in it's tentacles, it wasn't looking like it was gonna let go, but then all of a sudden, it shot back the hook, which got caught in my shirt about 5cm from my face.
                                So no I don't like octopus' much xD
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