Not Octopus

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by Colin, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Em, yeah..... nothing to do with octopuses but quite interesting I thought.... Herpetology is (one of) my other interests....

    My fav quote is.... 'snakes are snakes' LOL :lol:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2614677.stm

    anyway..........
     
  2. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Did I read this right??? An animal shelter in a bar???????

    If soooo,, maybe they adopt more out???? You could wake up with some pretty interesting creatures!!!

    :shock:

    Carol
     
  3. Steve O'Shea

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    I always wanted to name a genus Notoctopus .... but didn't think I'd get away with it (would have justified it by referring to Noto [southern] octopus ....and just dropped an o) :)
     
  4. Colin

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    Carol.. yeah i do think bars would work well at encouraging people to come in and adopt an animal but no such luck. Potters Bar is a town. :lol:

    nice thought tho!
    C
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Steve,
    perhaps using a regional dialect might work to help you get away with it?

    Eg In scots 'not' can be 'nae' Naeoctopus would work and not quite so obvious.

    so a new species of squid could be classed as Notoctopus norsepiai

    just maybe?

    NAE chance!
     
  6. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    OMG :lol:

    Soooo dangerous when punny people are allowed to name things...
     
  7. Colin

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    :oops: Glad you came back online eventually! it was five days and that joke had died a death!

    hehe
     
  8. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I had a wee chuckle Col .... and you know I rarely venture down this neck of the woods (I can't keep up with you guys/gals and persons of dubious disposition) :wink:
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    really?????????
    Do we need to dig out the old Bufo marinus poem?

    :roflmao:
     

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