Thursday, May 18, 2006

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.


13 comments:

Jason said...

See! I knew you believed in religion.

Salem said...

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

your judgemental aunt said...

are u sure you weren't sleepwalking on spadina?

Butchieboy said...

That is like, the gayest coincidence, evah!

Phronk said...

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

Jason said...

You should. All my friends and I chose it.

Jason said...

One of my babysitters even chose it for me.

Carrie said...

why did you have to steal from the REAL phronk?

Timmy said...

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

jennifer said...

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... :)

Salem said...

English and it's damn rules! Except when...

Captain Bee said...

Uhm.....no Brokeback?

Jason said...

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