Thursday, January 6, 2011

is it octopuses or octopi?

an associate editor at mirriam-webster explains the mystery...

video spotted by ze frank.


Peregrine said...

On a related note; never take a grammar lesson from a Bond movie.

Unsui said...

While rules of grammar are pretty much defined and I can understand someone challenge others for incorrect use, biggest quirk for me are the pronunciations in English, where one doesn't pronounce what one writes and vice-versa.

Why is "Monroe" pronounced "Munro" ?? and this is just one of the many idiosyncrasies :(