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I love Octopuses

For all Octopus lovers!

Requested by !SevenViolets, ~Louchan

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Octopus by Morten Brekkevold on Flickr Creative Commons



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Azurenna's avatar
Great stamp. Octopuses are so cute. :heart:
Aw0's avatar
Thx for making this :D
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Monikatz's avatar
at first i thought that was a penis...
beehivesandbouffants's avatar
although i am proudly putting this on my profile, i would love it even more if there was an i :heart: octopi. plural switch, ya know?
(your stamps are rad and i love them)
Dandykeen's avatar
Actually octopi is incorrect. Octopuses or octopodes is the correct plural for octopus. :) the more you know right?
beehivesandbouffants's avatar
.... still doesn't sound right.
english is wonky.
Dandykeen's avatar
I know right? Octopodes is the older, more obscure plural so using octopuses is more up to date.
beehivesandbouffants's avatar
i have never heard octopodes before. but now it is my favorite octo-reference
Dandykeen's avatar
I know! I'm trying to "bring it back", so to speak. It's so much fun too say!
beehivesandbouffants's avatar
Dandykeen's avatar
Mwahaha! Stage one of my Evil Octopus Plan is complete!
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Little-MissSunshine9's avatar
I like Octopuses (my favorite sea animal.) but im also scared of them :/. Nice stamp btw. :D
stratopharius's avatar
This has been featured here~ :rose:
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Thank you! I greatly appreciate it! :+favlove:
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Phantom-Shadow's avatar
I'll be using your stamp~ :heart: Its so neat~
x-Pippin-x's avatar
In b4 "it's Octopi, not Octopuses". ;p
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
Here's why I used "Octopuses" (from Wikipedia):

There are three plural forms of octopus: octopuses, octopi and octopodes. Currently, octopuses is the most common form in the UK as well as the US; octopodes is rare, and octopi is often objectionable.

The Oxford English Dictionary lists octopuses, octopi and octopodes (in that order); it labels octopodes "rare", and notes that octopi derives from the mistaken assumption that octōpūs is a second declension Latin noun, which it is not. Rather, it is (Latinized) Ancient Greek, from oktṓpous, whose plural is oktṓpodes.

Chambers 21st Century Dictionary and the Compact Oxford Dictionary list only octopuses, although the latter notes that octopodes is "still occasionally used". 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).

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


Something similar happens for Hippopotamuses and Platypuses, the plural form in -uses is the most used worldwide and is preferred by scientists.
x-Pippin-x's avatar
My god, everything I know is a lie!

xD
WishmasterAlchemist's avatar
:giggle: It's just that sometimes English plural forms may be confusing... my experience with stamps tells me that there are often several names that refer to the same species... and I usually choose the most credited by scientists :XD:
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