The inevitable OWS pun

From Articulate Matter:

One of a great many plays on “Occupy Wall Street” with octopi / octopuses / octopodes, but the pun only works with the plural octopi. (Please don’t write to argue about the “correct” plural form of octopus.)

 

2 Responses to “The inevitable OWS pun”

  1. Ben Zimmer Says:

    For some interesting historical perspective on the “Octopi Wall Street” joke, see “this piece from Mother Jones.

  2. On the octopus watch « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] Octopi Wall Street composition earlier on this blog noted that the pun works only if octopi is chosen as the plural of octopus. (And Ben Zimmer […]

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