Thursday, December 11, 2008

so we have before us two questions. questions that need answering.

Ponderer posed this one: "If octopus pluralized is actually octopodes, then is platypus pluralized actually platypodes? And does this mean there's a bunch of poor confused platyp(-uses, -i, -odes) out there?"

well, ponderer, your question really strikes a heart-string with me and colton. you see when we were infants, me and colton were raised by a platypus colony. to be honest, rather than platypodes or any of those you suggested, they prefer the term platypusinators. and they think the word platypus is singularly offensive. they prefer, platypusinator. but they understand cultural differences, so they won't hassle you if you get it wrong. but you will probably be accepted as one of their own if you walk up to one and call him, the Great Magnificent Platypusinator! unless it is in fact a female platypus, in which case you're toast. you have to call them Magnificent Queen Platypusinator. i hope that clears things up.

Amber (who i'm not precisely sure who this is but i have a hunch its AJ, correct me if i'm wrong) asked us: "I was at the dentist today, and and wondering why the friendly hygienists always seem to ask you questions and try to make conversation with you as they are sticking pointy objects in your mouth, under your tongue, and halfway down your throat."

well, its simple, Bill Cosby gave us the answer in his dentist routine, they do this so that they can laugh at you. i mean, its the highlight of their day. the only other thing they do is stick pointy objects in your mouth...

-Charlie

10 comments:

SarahBear said...

Unfortunately Octopi and Octopuses as the correct plurals, some people use the other, but theyre not right...

Charlie said...

yeah, you're right, some people use the term octopusinators, but that's just wrong. they don't like that. i used to visit an octopus colony...

ponderer said...

Thank you so much for answering my question. I didn't expect such insight; what a pleasant surprise!

SarahBear said...

that is just wrong, though i cant say i have ever been to and octopus colony.....

Anonymous said...

if the plural of mouse is mice, and the plural of louse is lice...is the singular of dice douse?

what about geese and goose, moose and...meese?


you didn't answer my question...*cries, than lols at the funny blog post*
SoP

Charlie said...

yes, SoP, the singular of dice is douse. if it makes you happy!

Amber said...

glad that is cleared up! next time I'm at the dentists, I'll just laugh with the hygienists, to make them happy. . . well, at least I'll try to laugh, as safely as possible to keep my tongue attached :)

SarahBear said...

Plurals are so confusing....

Charlie said...

haha, there is nothing more dangerous, than to laugh at a hygienist. especially when they have sharp metal objects in your mouth....

and amber you still haven't said if you are AJ or not

Amber said...

Yep, AJ would be me. :)