@crankypants you might want to post this comment on the message board of like, the whole world? I think you've missed the boat on this one.
@Evelyn Lohse@facebook the Maori are an aboriginal people. Educate yourself. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aborigine
Aaargh. I cried when I read your first article. Now I'm so happy for you! But also so furious at that nurse. Ugh, it is so hard out here for a bitch.
@Alli525 Absolutely, but a valuable part of the healing process (in my experience) is having people tell you you're being an asshole, and (re-)learning to regulate your behaviour around other human beings.
@Megasus Yup! Octopus is a Greek word; the plural suffix -i is Latin. So it is more correct to say octopuses than octopi - but if you are being hella accurate, it is octopodes because that is the Greek declension. But you will sound like a dork if you use it in everyday octopus conversation.
@frumious bandersnatch you are great and thoughtful.
WOW, feelings about the piece and the writer totally aside, @S. Elizabeth represents everything that is wrong with the internet and, increasingly, the Hairpin. Seriously girl. Check yourself.
THE PLURAL IS ACTUALLY 'OCTOPODES'
On "In 1958, a Connecticut court decided not to honor a 'Ouija board will' leaving $152,000 to a bodiless spirit"
Welcome to the world, Sarah Miller (I don't mean that flippantly; just like, yeah, it sucks out here. Good work for trying to be a little bit better).