Odd Question...

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by kingsnar, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. kingsnar

    kingsnar O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'm not trying to be funny or anything but do you guys eat fried calamari? I always eat it because my family is Greek, but today at dinner I almost felt quilty eating octopus. Im almost scared that my yiayai will fry up my dwarf octo LOL.
     
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    aNmLlUvR09 Cuttlefish Registered

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    i've never had it but i would'nt be against trying it...its just like eating cows...some people keep them as pets and some people eat them (some do both...)
     
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    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Perhaps I'll feel differently after keeping an Octopus one of these days... but until then I love calamari.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Isn't calamari the word for squid, not octopus?

    Nancy
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Ya know, I do believe Nancy is right!:wink: And I love calamari, but refuse to eat octopus!
     
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    Armstrong Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Calamari is Squid and Pulpo is Octopus in spanish...the two are always mixed up and mistaken.

    Sepia is Cuttlefish and are often eaten in those Goya cans like Octopus.
     
  7. kingsnar

    kingsnar O. bimaculoides Registered

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    OMG all these years my yiayai has told me I have been eating octopus when I am actually eating squid! Scandal!
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I've eaten squid, cuttlefish and octopus, I tell people that is why I became a marine biologist all the free seafood.
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I think much of Greek cuisine does incorporate octopus (and often called 'calamari'). And I have definitely seen what is billed as 'squid' turn out to be octopus once it arrives on the plate - not everyone realizes that giving an accurate name is important, since some people will happily eat one but not the other.
     

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