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“Octopus, Octopi,” by Eric Robert Nolan

“Octopus, Octopi,” by Eric Robert Nolan

Octopus, octopi
Your faux grammar is a lie.
Forget that shit you heard;
“Octopi” is not a word.
Here is what the truth is:
The plural’s “octopuses!”

(c) 2016 Eric Robert Nolan

This is dedicated to my pal, Carrie.  She detests pulpo as a dish, but I know she appreciates decent grammar.



Producto maldita bien. (Damn fine product.)

La Fe Pulpo es deliciosos, en cualquiera marinara o aceite vegetal.

Octopus is a little harder to find in Virginia, but you can find it in specialty supermarkets.  Le Fe is a brand I haven’t seen in New York, but it’s damn good.

Anyway, what’s up with the weird rumor going around word nerd circles?  Turns out the correct plural for “octopus” actually IS “octopuses,” and not the Latin-sounding “octopi?”

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