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(Buzzfeed)   Fifteen pictures of ugly-ass baby platypi--platypuses--whatever the hell it is   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
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7254 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Nov 2012 at 12:15 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-09 12:44:31 PM  
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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 12:19:08 PM  
1 vote:
They're cute. Until they jab you with that spine and kill you dead.
2012-11-09 12:18:37 PM  
1 vote:
Hey.. Where's Perry?
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