This Is Why An Octopus Is Better Than Your Mom

Submitted by: JJM2004 7 years ago in Misc
http://theoatmeal.com/story/octopus

Your mom is awesome, but she"s nothing compared to an octopus.
There are 23 comments:
Male 25,416
why? why did i waste that 1 minute!
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Male 1,231
Yet another epic WIN from the oatmeal :D
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Male 412
"420foy: some one needs to tell this person its `octopi` not octopuses"

If you`re going to correct someone on their grammar or spelling, I suggest that yours should also be mistake-free. In this case, you should at least use `someone` and "it`s."

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Female 166
"Mothers sacrifice their own happiness for the betterment of their offspring."
All those things octopus moms do and my mom doesn`t even do the one thing mentioned in the description that human moms are supposed to do. I`m going to go cry myself to sleep now... |-(
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Female 258
someone has moooommmy issues XD ah, oatmeal is awesome
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Female 265
"Actually, at the end of the article, TheOatmeal says
"Note: In order to thwart a bunch of emails, I`d like to point out that octopuses, octopi, and octopodes are all acceptable ways to pluralize octopus.""


TECHNICALLY, the correct term is octopuses. But yes, all are accepted.

Also, as a zoology major who wants to focus in marine invertebrate zoology, this just tickles my fancy :D

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Male 89
I could tell this was TheOatmeal just by the title lol.
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Female 4,197
I love the oatmeal :D
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Female 364
"some one needs to tell this person its `octopi` not octopuses"

Actually, at the end of the article, TheOatmeal says
"Note: In order to thwart a bunch of emails, I`d like to point out that octopuses, octopi, and octopodes are all acceptable ways to pluralize octopus."

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Male 4,004
You know, not EVERY NEW "The Oatmeal" article needs to be posted here. Maybe a few funny ones... but not every single one. This one, we could have done without.

Also, We don`t need an Atomfilm-a-day thing either. I would gladly go a month without and not miss it.

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Male 1,647

Lmao, davymid. Awesome.

And I thought the article was worthless, but makes for a good conversation piece.

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Male 12,138
[quote]some one needs to tell this person its `octopi` not octopuses[/quote]

Failure. If you wnat to be really anal about it, out of Octopi, Octopuses and Octopodes, only the former is etymologically incorrect. But either octopi or octopuses are both entirely correct forms in english.

p.s. I`m not being a Grammar Nazi, I`m being a Counter-Grammar-Nazi. Think of me as a Grammar Ally.

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Male 3,619
but could the octopus mke me cereals?
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Male 2,690
So full of win.
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Male 670
some one needs to tell this person its `octopi` not octopuses
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Male 213
My mom IS an octopus! Ha!
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Male 5,314
by far my favorite
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Female 674
I still prefer my mom. <3
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Male 3,255
This guy is really funny.
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Female 9,475
I`d like to be under the sea, in an octopus` garden...
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Male 2,549
I love cephalopods. It`s a good thing that they have short lifespans or they`d kill us all.
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Male 213
I`m convinced.
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Female 92
Link: This Is Why An Octopus Is Better Than Your Mom [Rate Link] - Your mom is awesome, but she`s nothing compared to an octopus.
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