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2012-11-09 12:18:37 PM
Hey.. Where's Perry?
 
2012-11-09 12:19:06 PM
Needs more fedoras.
 
2012-11-09 12:19:08 PM
They're cute. Until they jab you with that spine and kill you dead.
 
2012-11-09 12:22:13 PM
I was fine until the baby penguin. D'awwwww.....so cute.
 
2012-11-09 12:22:32 PM
That's terrifying! Doesn't that fool holding them know how poisonous they are?!
 
2012-11-09 12:22:35 PM

abhorrent1: They're cute. Until they jab you with that spine and kill you dead.


Australia's official song.
 
2012-11-09 12:23:07 PM
Puggles!
 
2012-11-09 12:25:16 PM

DansLaLuna: Puggles!


farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2012-11-09 12:25:22 PM
They look delicious.

....what?

/D'awwwwwwwwww
 
2012-11-09 12:25:47 PM
art.ngfiles.com 

entimg.msn.com
 
2012-11-09 12:27:48 PM
I Googled. There is no official name for baby platypuses. It is a "common" misconception that they are called puggles. One person suggest platypups.

I would call them kittens or kits. Baby beavers are called kits and it just seems right to call baby platypuses (or platypi), kittens or kits as well. They can also be called pups though, so if you have your heart set on platypups, why not? Who cares? How many times do you need to talk about baby platypuses in a given year?
 
2012-11-09 12:32:19 PM

brantgoose: I Googled. There is no official name for baby platypuses. It is a "common" misconception that they are called puggles. One person suggest platypups.

I would call them kittens or kits. Baby beavers are called kits and it just seems right to call baby platypuses (or platypi), kittens or kits as well. They can also be called pups though, so if you have your heart set on platypups, why not? Who cares? How many times do you need to talk about baby platypuses in a given year?


Platypussies?
 
2012-11-09 12:35:36 PM
www.mikepirone.com

PERRY THE PLATAPUS!!
 
2012-11-09 12:40:04 PM

brantgoose: I Googled. There is no official name for baby platypuses. It is a "common" misconception that they are called puggles. One person suggest platypups.

I would call them kittens or kits. Baby beavers are called kits and it just seems right to call baby platypuses (or platypi), kittens or kits as well. They can also be called pups though, so if you have your heart set on platypups, why not? Who cares? How many times do you need to talk about baby platypuses in a given year?



The "official" plural for platypus is platipode, much like octopode and antipode. But that's entirely based on a language no one has spoken in a thousand years and has nothing to do with how anyone actually speaks, plus let's be honest, a platypus is already a freak of nature as it is. I'd almost take it as a refutation of evolution, just based on the fact that they seem to be a collection of leftover parts of many different animals; maybe after cosmic game of Spore someone leftover evolution points at the end and went for teh lulz.

As for pups, well, platypups is just cute enough that I think it could make it. Puggles just sounds like a Harry Potter fan's pet.
 
2012-11-09 12:40:38 PM
 
2012-11-09 12:44:19 PM
This seems to be a good place for hippo gets explosive diarrhea 

Skip to ~00:45 (unless you like the majesty of walking hippos)
 
2012-11-09 12:44:31 PM
Take your pick of platypuses or platypodes, but absolutely not "platypi".

Like "octopus", the "pus" refers to the Greek word for foot, and the Greek plural would be "podes". But since we speak English not Greek, "platypuses" and "octopuses" are perfectly acceptable English plural formations.

"Platypi" (and "octopi" for that matter) are simply nonsense, pretentious pseudo-Latin formations based on the misconception that the -us is a masculine singular Latin ending. Romanes eunt domus, indeed.
 
2012-11-09 12:46:32 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-09 12:52:48 PM

Grapple: Hey.. Where's Perry?


Perry the Platypus, What an unexpected surprise. And by unexpected, I mean completely expected!
 
2012-11-09 12:54:10 PM

foxyshadis: brantgoose: I Googled. There is no official name for baby platypuses. It is a "common" misconception that they are called puggles. One person suggest platypups.

I would call them kittens or kits. Baby beavers are called kits and it just seems right to call baby platypuses (or platypi), kittens or kits as well. They can also be called pups though, so if you have your heart set on platypups, why not? Who cares? How many times do you need to talk about baby platypuses in a given year?


The "official" plural for platypus is platipode, much like octopode and antipode. But that's entirely based on a language no one has spoken in a thousand years and has nothing to do with how anyone actually speaks, plus let's be honest, a platypus is already a freak of nature as it is. I'd almost take it as a refutation of evolution, just based on the fact that they seem to be a collection of leftover parts of many different animals; maybe after cosmic game of Spore someone leftover evolution points at the end and went for teh lulz.



Left overs? No no - the article clearly states that it is a "mashup". A MASHUP.

Farking hate that word and all that use it.
 
2012-11-09 12:56:04 PM
Needs more fez.

th00.deviantart.net
 
2012-11-09 01:03:44 PM
Note: Like most Aussie wildlife the Platypus is venomous.

Link
 
2012-11-09 01:12:26 PM
PHINEAS AND FERB THREAD!
 
2012-11-09 01:37:16 PM
Huh, looks like my link didn't come through, or an admin just hates me today.
www.mediafire.com
www.mediafire.com
 
2012-11-09 01:40:18 PM
Platypodes.
 
2012-11-09 02:09:17 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

\I don't know if this is fur or really tiny feathers. I can't tell. It's so warm, but it breathes
 
2012-11-09 02:09:22 PM

Theaetetus: That's terrifying! Doesn't that fool holding them know how poisonous they are?!


In a thread where everyone is being pedantic about the proper pluralization of the word "platypus", I feel I should point out that they are venomous, not poisonous.
 
2012-11-09 03:07:24 PM

czetie: Take your pick of platypuses or platypodes, but absolutely not "platypi".

Like "octopus", the "pus" refers to the Greek word for foot, and the Greek plural would be "podes". But since we speak English not Greek, "platypuses" and "octopuses" are perfectly acceptable English plural formations.

"Platypi" (and "octopi" for that matter) are simply nonsense, pretentious pseudo-Latin formations based on the misconception that the -us is a masculine singular Latin ending. Romanes eunt domus, indeed.


This, almost verbatim, is what I was going to post. It's good to know us pedantic f**ks all have the same info, at least! I do think "platypi" and "octopi" are OK, but only for humor/satire purposes. Mangling language for humorous reasons has been an English tradition since English broke off from German and attained all those Welsh properties.

One other "masculine singular Latin" misconception that bugs me is: "penis" is not pluralized as "penii". I know it looks and sounds kind of funny, but really, isn't "penes" (the true plural of that word) much funnier? At least when spoken? Think about it.
 
2012-11-09 03:23:02 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-09 03:24:28 PM
Oh, there you are, Perry.
 
2012-11-09 03:28:17 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-09 03:40:06 PM
They don't do much.
 
2012-11-09 03:44:03 PM

mc_hfcs: One other "masculine singular Latin" misconception that bugs me is: "penis" is not pluralized as "penii". I know it looks and sounds kind of funny, but really, isn't "penes" (the true plural of that word) much funnier? At least when spoken? Think about it.


Yes.

debtcrushingdad.com
 
2012-11-09 03:45:47 PM

abhorrent1: They're cute. Until they jab you with that spine and kill you dead.


The venom hasn't killed any people, it just activates every last pain receptor in your body and doesn't respond to morphine. And lasts up to a few months. It can only kill you if you suck-start a 12-gauge to end it.
 
2012-11-09 04:37:49 PM

mc_hfcs: czetie: Take your pick of platypuses or platypodes, but absolutely not "platypi".

Like "octopus", the "pus" refers to the Greek word for foot, and the Greek plural would be "podes". But since we speak English not Greek, "platypuses" and "octopuses" are perfectly acceptable English plural formations.

"Platypi" (and "octopi" for that matter) are simply nonsense, pretentious pseudo-Latin formations based on the misconception that the -us is a masculine singular Latin ending. Romanes eunt domus, indeed.

This, almost verbatim, is what I was going to post. It's good to know us pedantic f**ks all have the same info, at least! I do think "platypi" and "octopi" are OK, but only for humor/satire purposes. Mangling language for humorous reasons has been an English tradition since English broke off from German and attained all those Welsh properties.

One other "masculine singular Latin" misconception that bugs me is: "penis" is not pluralized as "penii". I know it looks and sounds kind of funny, but really, isn't "penes" (the true plural of that word) much funnier? At least when spoken? Think about it.


Personally I rarely have the need to refer to the penis in the plural, but YMMV.

Not remotely as funny but equally as pedantic is "virus", the plural of which is "viruses". The word doesn't have a plural in Latin at all, being a sort of aggregate noun like "stuff". 

/CSB: I'm the one who was proposing earlier in the week that the plural of "Austin Maxi" was either "Maxii" or "Maxin", so I'm all for mangling the language.
 
2012-11-09 05:06:23 PM

mc_hfcs: czetie: Take your pick of platypuses or platypodes, but absolutely not "platypi".

Like "octopus", the "pus" refers to the Greek word for foot, and the Greek plural would be "podes". But since we speak English not Greek, "platypuses" and "octopuses" are perfectly acceptable English plural formations.

"Platypi" (and "octopi" for that matter) are simply nonsense, pretentious pseudo-Latin formations based on the misconception that the -us is a masculine singular Latin ending. Romanes eunt domus, indeed.

This, almost verbatim, is what I was going to post. It's good to know us pedantic f**ks all have the same info, at least! I do think "platypi" and "octopi" are OK, but only for humor/satire purposes. Mangling language for humorous reasons has been an English tradition since English broke off from German and attained all those Welsh properties.

One other "masculine singular Latin" misconception that bugs me is: "penis" is not pluralized as "penii". I know it looks and sounds kind of funny, but really, isn't "penes" (the true plural of that word) much funnier? At least when spoken? Think about it.


Would this be a good place for me to rant about how all food is "organic" no matter how it was grown? That's my favorite pedantic rant.
 
2012-11-09 06:43:09 PM

Lachwen: Would this be a good place for me to rant about how all food is "organic" no matter how it was grown? That's my favorite pedantic rant.


You would be technically correct which, as we all know, is the best kind of correct.
 
2012-11-09 08:47:24 PM

Lachwen: Would this be a good place for me to rant about how all food is "organic" no matter how it was grown? That's my favorite pedantic rant.


My brain literally explodes when people buy organic food.
 
2012-11-09 09:13:47 PM

12monkeys: Theaetetus: That's terrifying! Doesn't that fool holding them know how poisonous they are?!

In a thread where everyone is being pedantic about the proper pluralization of the word "platypus", I feel I should point out that they are venomous, not poisonous.


Second. There are not a lot of venomous mammals, but platypuses are.

Poisonous mammals exist too.

/Have you met by brother's ex-wife?
 
2012-11-10 12:37:37 AM

Kalashinator: abhorrent1: They're cute. Until they jab you with that spine and kill you dead.

The venom hasn't killed any people, it just activates every last pain receptor in your body and doesn't respond to morphine. And lasts up to a few months. It can only kill you if you suck-start a 12-gauge to end it.


Yikes! You sound like you may have come into contact with the business end of a platypus. Doesn't sound like much fun.

I think the tiniest ones are absolutely adorable!
 
2012-11-10 04:21:56 AM
adaptivereuse.net
 
2012-11-10 11:53:30 AM

czetie: Lachwen: Would this be a good place for me to rant about how all food is "organic" no matter how it was grown? That's my favorite pedantic rant.

You would be technically correct which, as we all know, is the best kind of correct.


Excellent.

That being said, let me help you out, Lachwen and others struggling with this whole "organic foods" thing. In English you see, words frequently have more than one meaning. For example the word ring can be both a verb and an item of jewelry - ring the bell versus wear a ring. In the case of food, the scientific term "organic" - referring to compounds containing carbon and generally focused on biology has also been used to mean foods that have been grown or raised in a manner eschewing use of compounds not commonly found in nature - most commonly pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones. The idea is that those compounds have seen explosive growth in their use in the last 20 years and since their long term impact on human growth and development is uncertain, avoidance is prudent. The exact definition of what constitutes "organic" is not well defined, but the general concept is widely understood.

/pedantic is just another way of saying asshole
//I understand you're speaking ironically Lach, but others mean it
 
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