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Sorry, I rambled...Ok, I was taught that the plural for OCTOPUS is OCTOPI never ever OCTOPUSES. I was watching a short documentary on octopi, when I turned it off because the man talking kept saying octopuses. I did a search online, and everyone titled their articles with octopuses. Finally, I said am I crazy, have I been using octopi wrong all my life? On wiki it says, now, that the correct plural is in fact octopuses, and that people have been using octopi entirely wrong. WHAT is going on?????????
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Great to have France on board now too
Actually i personally never wrote the word Octopus or its plural, so i have no memories of that and can't give a vote.
Did it change in french for you aswell?
However, you are not crazy. Things are indeed magically changing, as a lot of people worldwide already noticed, but sometimes we also remember something wrong, if the memory was just a weak one.
So it is not always easy to decide, whether something changed or if we just got taught something wrong.
Unfortunately i can't be of more help here, since i am not affected. Let's see what others will think about it.
Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.