from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of octopus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of octopus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of octopus, 2.
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(Yes, "octopi" is in many dictonaries under "usage" heading, but octupuses is most correct, dang it!
Here's how to make hot dogs into octopi aka octopuses aka octopodes.
We share this planet with other intelligent life forms, cetacians and cephalopods, such as octopi — which are invertebrates and some have basketball sized brains, but they lack some faculties required (social behavior, or hands or …) to be a cosmological observer.
What is incorrect, however, is using "octopi" and looking down your nose at those who use "octopuses."
She says their shoot is going to be easy today -- no "octopi" (fancy word!), no freezing water, and no fire.
This morning, I shopped for a keyboard stand for my new iPal, learned how to use Pages, and e-mailed an animated love story involving octopi to my dad, all while my eyelids were still at half-mast.
In “Starspawn of Volturnus,” you have to play a kind of Buzkashi (mounted ball-carrying game) to get the Ul-Mor, a primitive race of land-lubbing octopi, to help you against the Sathar menace.
A Beach Boys Buddy Holly Electric Light Orchestra symphony serenades your bravado with the blissed out chutzpah it requires to rise above the jellyfish and octopi unfazed.
Which nicely explains why Spider-Man is always fighting guys (and gals) who have animalistic powers ala Dr. Octopus (note to Mr. Straczynski and/or editors at SPIDER-MAN, while “octopi” is correct “octopuses” is the preferred plural), Rhino, Kraven Hunter, Vulture, Lizard Man, Black Cat ... etc.
I spent the night partying away in Naughty-cal style with friends and I loved some of the costume ideas from the night. 276 knots and octopi and the ancient mariner made debut appearances.