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#11636 - 11/30/00 04:23 PM Anu - say it ain't so!
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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From today's AWAD mailing:
[octopus (OK-tuh-pus) noun, plural octopuses or octopi

Octopi?! And, where is the listing of octopodes? Perhaps Anu's alter ego (Jackie) could quiz him on this one for us.


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#11637 - 11/30/00 05:18 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
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Yes, I liked today's word as well.


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#11638 - 11/30/00 07:44 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
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Q: How many would there be if there were two jazzoctopuses?

A: One too many.


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#11639 - 12/01/00 01:29 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
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In reply to:

Q: How many would there be if there were two jazzoctopuses?

A: One too many.


Two?? = hexadecimalopus! Or hexadecimal opus, which means, um, work in base sixteen?

Shoot me, quick!


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#11640 - 12/01/00 01:31 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
Father Steve Offline
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I would shoot you quickly if only I could decide which of my many hands to use to pull the trigger.


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#11641 - 12/01/00 02:07 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Q: How many would there be if there were two jazzoctopuses?

A: One too many.


At least you didn't say two too many.


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#11642 - 12/01/00 02:43 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
Faldage Offline
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Is octopus the onliest word's got three plurals?

Or

Is opera the other onliest word's got its own plural when it's already a plural?


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#11643 - 12/01/00 04:58 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
wow Offline
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Their own plural
Moose
Lei



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#11644 - 12/01/00 05:08 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
jmh Offline
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Sheep too


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#11645 - 12/01/00 07:17 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!
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Sheep too

And I thought it was only the New Zealanders who brought "sheep" into every conversation.


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