if you correct people who say octopuses you can honestly just shut the fuck up lmao

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@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"

@Deiru @monorail no, because being a pedant literally comes from language policing tied up in ableism, classicm and racism. and the other side is people being mad for being called out on that

@CornishRepublicanArmy @monorail Unless I severly misunderstood this you're suggesting to do the same to people who just say "octopi"?

@Deiru @monorail no? I don't give a fuck what people call it, I just don't like any form of language policing at all

@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 :blobcat_mlem:​

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 hi im here representing mouses coming to tell u we agree

personally i like "octopussies" but there's no problem as long as everyone knows what we're talking about

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