Octopusology

Did you know that the plural form of octopus is octopuses? ‘Tis true. The word comes from the Greeks. The tendency to say “octopi” is a mistaken application of the Latin rules for plurals.

Speaking of which, I had a dream last night where I was at a giant Wal Mart type place. More of a Costco actually, but conspicuously devoid of free samples. In the toy section, they had animals wrapped up in plastic and cardboard, like action figures. One of them was a giant grasshopper-like insect. I picked one up and as I looked at it, I noticed that it was alive. Scary. It also came with a bonus maggot-type creature…a disgusting little white blob with black claws. I always loved action figures that came with cool accessories.

They also had other animals. For example: a baby octopus. This is the last dream I remember before Willard woke me up by biting my toes (she had to pee really bad). Then this morning, I start reading some random blogs, and the first post I come across is this one: Butchie likes to stuff fleshy appendages in his mouth. Coincidence? Or evidence that Na Kika, the octopus god of the Gilbert Islands, is watching over us all? That’s for you to decide.


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26 responses to “Octopusology”

  1. Jason Avatar

    See! I knew you believed in religion.

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    See! I knew you believed in religion.

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  3. Salem Avatar

    I have dreams like that all the time. So far, they haven’t come into cycle with Butchie’s rantings.

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    Anonymous

    I have dreams like that all the time. So far, they haven’t come into cycle with Butchie’s rantings.

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  5. your judgemental aunt Avatar

    are u sure you weren’t sleepwalking on spadina?

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    are u sure you weren’t sleepwalking on spadina?

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  7. Butchieboy Avatar

    That is like, the gayest coincidence, evah!

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    That is like, the gayest coincidence, evah!

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  9. Phronk Avatar

    True. Maybe I should choose to be homosexual. I gotta think about it though.

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    True. Maybe I should choose to be homosexual. I gotta think about it though.

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  11. Jason Avatar

    You should. All my friends and I chose it.

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    You should. All my friends and I chose it.

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  13. Jason Avatar

    One of my babysitters even chose it for me.

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    One of my babysitters even chose it for me.

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  15. Carrie Avatar

    why did you have to steal from the REAL phronk?

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    Anonymous

    why did you have to steal from the REAL phronk?

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  17. Timmy Avatar

    Butchie cant keep my fleshy appendages out of his mouth, evah.

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    Butchie cant keep my fleshy appendages out of his mouth, evah.

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  19. jennifer Avatar

    hi phronk,Weird dream! But as an English teacher I appreciated your lesson on how to make octopus plural. That is something I don’t think I have ever really thought about… 🙂

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    hi phronk,Weird dream! But as an English teacher I appreciated your lesson on how to make octopus plural. That is something I don’t think I have ever really thought about… 🙂

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  21. Salem Avatar

    English and it’s damn rules! Except when…

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    Anonymous

    English and it’s damn rules! Except when…

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  23. Captain Bee Avatar

    Uhm…..no Brokeback?

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    Anonymous

    Uhm…..no Brokeback?

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  25. Jason Avatar

    Guess if I work right next to Mitzzee and I may have “accidentally” seen your pic, Captain Bee.

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    Guess if I work right next to Mitzzee and I may have “accidentally” seen your pic, Captain Bee.

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