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Monday, July 26, 2010

But do we trust Merriam-Webster?

Finally a definitive answer (I swear every person thinks they know for sure - and turns out most of them are wrong).

"Kory Stamper, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, talks about the plural version of octopus. She says you can use octopuses, octopi or octopodes."


But the real issue - is it Sharktopusses, Sharktopi or Sharktopodes?!

1 comment:

  1. 8 armed, not legged.

    And she missed out octopods, members of the taxonomic order Octopoda.

    And yeah, it's an English word give it an English plural.

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