[LMB] Octopi OT: (WAS:- Penric Reread)

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Jun 24 20:43:46 BST 2019

On Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:06:43 -0400, WalterStuartBushell
<proto at panix.com> wrote:

>> On Jun 22, 2019, at 10:07 PM, Helen Fenton <hifenton at internode.on.net> wrote:
>> This Aussie connection may explain the confusion about octopi octopuses. We have the same problem with platypussys or platypis
>Friends behold the platypus.
>We laugh at how he looks to us.
>But then in moments dark and grim,
>I wonder how we look to him.
>Peace, Peace thou graceful Platypus.
>We really look all right to us.
>As you no doubt delight the nosen,
>Of appropriately gendered platyposen.

As an egg-laying mammal, it's one of the few species that can make its
own custard.
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and
tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity wil
have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its
theories will hold water.  - John Gardner, "Excellence"

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