[LMB] Penric reread / October-puses, -pi, -podes
john.c.lennard at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 20:57:24 BST 2019
On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:45 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> Well, if you're treating it as a naturalised English word, then it's
> octopuses. "Octopi" is false erudition.
Walter: Or a joke.
John: Or a rhyme. Merriam-Webster has an amusing article with some attitude
about the choice of plurals on Gk, Latin, and English models.
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