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Re: Re:OT: plural of octopus...

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Re:OT: plural of octopus...
  • From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <cwalters@digitalpla.net>
  • Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 17:36:18 -0600 (MDT)

> Ann Pearce wrote:
> 
> > The official plural of octopus is octopodes, as the word originally
comes
> > from Greek, rather than Latin....in which case irides would seem a
definite
> > possibility!

and Chris Hollinshead 
> Your official plural version would seem to differ somewhat from the
accepted
> dictionary plural and from what I learned at school

Naturally, there are Octopodes in the Antipodes!

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)
cwalters@digitalpla.net





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