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Little Octopus Climbing Over Rock: Do You Think You’re Neil Armstrong?


I’ve been saying for years there aren’t enough popular songs about octopuses. Now all that is changing with a catchy new tune from Parry Gripp called “Little Octopus Climbing Over Rock.” The best line of the song: “Do you think you’re Neil Armstrong / Do you think you’re Mr. Spock?” You’ll be singing along in no time.

And before you correct me for calling a group of eight-legged cephalopods “octopuses” instead of “octopi,” check out this admirably thorough linguistic romp through the history of octopus pluralization from Merriam-Webster’s YouTube channel after the jump.

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