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#11636 - 11/30/00 09:23 PM Anu - say it ain't so!  
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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.


#11637 - 11/30/00 10:18 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!  
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Yes, I liked today's word as well.


#11638 - 12/01/00 12:44 AM 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.


#11639 - 12/01/00 06:29 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 06:31 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!  
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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.


#11641 - 12/01/00 07:07 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.


At least you didn't say two too many.


#11642 - 12/01/00 07:43 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!  
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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?


#11643 - 12/01/00 09:58 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!  
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Their own plural
Moose
Lei



#11644 - 12/01/00 10:08 PM Re: Anu - say it ain't so!  
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Sheep too


#11645 - 12/02/00 12:17 AM 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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