Comments on: Little Octopus Climbing Over Rock: Do You Think You’re Neil Armstrong? http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2013/01/22/little-octopus-climbing-over-rock-do-you-think-youre-neil-armstrong/ News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:07:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: silona http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2013/01/22/little-octopus-climbing-over-rock-do-you-think-youre-neil-armstrong/#comment-807 silona Thu, 14 Mar 2013 04:44:45 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=4348#comment-807 um but I thought because of the scientific classification Octopoda being Greek - it means octopodes is the correct form...   "If you're sticking with the Greek, it is "octopodes" (masculine nominative plural third declension noun). When Latin borrows words from Greek, it is a FOURTH declension noun, and not a SECOND declension noun. The Latin plural form of "octopus" is therefore "octopus" (e.g.: "Hey, look at all of those octopus!"). If you insist on sticking with English, then it is just a traditional "octopuses." um but I thought because of the scientific classification Octopoda being Greek – it means octopodes is the correct form…
 
“If you’re sticking with the Greek, it is “octopodes” (masculine nominative plural third declension noun). When Latin borrows words from Greek, it is a FOURTH declension noun, and not a SECOND declension noun. The Latin plural form of “octopus” is therefore “octopus” (e.g.: “Hey, look at all of those octopus!”). If you insist on sticking with English, then it is just a traditional “octopuses.”

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By: JennPocock http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2013/01/22/little-octopus-climbing-over-rock-do-you-think-youre-neil-armstrong/#comment-640 JennPocock Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:09:45 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=4348#comment-640 Maybe he's just out for a snack? http://www.birdfellow.com/journal/2012/04/27/who%E2%80%99s_up_for_lunch_a_gull_eating_octopus_in_victoria_bc Maybe he’s just out for a snack? http://www.birdfellow.com/journal/2012/04/27/who%E2%80%99s_up_for_lunch_a_gull_eating_octopus_in_victoria_bc

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