Poetry in Octopus species names

Tui Allen

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Very new to Tonmo but have been exploring a bit and found a list of all the octopus species names with all thisidae and thatidae. I wish I knew how to pronounce them but even with my wild guesses at pronunciation, reading them aloud makes a pretty good poem. How evocative are names like Vampyroteuthidae, Nautilidae, and Cycloteuthidae. Does that last one ride a bicycle? I wouldn't be surprised.
 

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:biggrin2: we have some poetry on the site around here somewhere! :mrgreen: Always room for more!

The "idae" portion is basically pronounced "id" (as in the word "skid") and "ay" (as in the word "day").
 

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Since octopuses provide me with endless ideas for stories, I'm tempted to re-arrange the spelling slightly and call them This-idea and That-idea. Might also seek out some other poems and maybe add something.
 

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love it! Here are some of the poems from, oh, 15+ years ago :smile: they hold up well!
 

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