if you correct people who say octopuses you can honestly just shut the fuck up lmao
@CornishRepublicanArmy same if you correct people who say octopi
@velexiraptor I don't think it matters, we all know you mean more than one octopus, I don;t give a shit which people use
@CornishRepublicanArmy ya ik you don't! but also ppl do and i need to speak up for hands octopodes around the world
@CornishRepublicanArmy fun fact: if someone says "octopi" you can tell them "not only do you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how language works, even within your prescriptivist framework, you're still wrong"
@CornishRepublicanArmy im a fan of octopodes because it sounds funnier
@eject henlo Sarah, how may I help you this evening?
@eject I see you have come out from peaking behind your wall, do you have anything to day? do you too hate pedantic assholes who are racist, classist ableist motherfuckers?
@CornishRepublicanArmy i'm at risk of being pedantic here, but i'm not sure we should call it pedantry when the "correction" is wrong
octopuses is perfectly cromulent
@eject the problem it's correctness, but language policing which comes from classism, racism and ableism. I literally don't give a sahit what people call a group of octopus
@CornishRepublicanArmy does it count if you just like saying octopodes cause it's a cool word but you don't mind what people say
@addamschloe yoou can say whatever you like provided it's clear you mean more than one octopus, I don't care really. octopodes does sound cool
@CornishRepublicanArmy cool fact, "octopodes" is ALSO a technically correct plural
@CornishRepublicanArmy hi im here representing mouses coming to tell u we agree
@behold3r thank you mouses, I also think mouses are cute and good!
personally i like "octopussies" but there's no problem as long as everyone knows what we're talking about
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