An attempted pluralization of the word "octopus". "Octopus", however, does not pluralize as most
other words ending in "-us" borrowed from Latin. The proper Latin plural of "octopus" is "octopodes" (pronounced in English "awk-t@-POE-deez"). Saying "octopodes", however, is like pronouncing the first "r" in "February"--something seldom done
and appreciated, however greatly, by very few. Your best bet is just to stick with the good
old English pluralization, "octopuses".
While the two syllabontes of our mollusk neurobiology class differed
in some ways, they both mentioned a discussion of how octopodes *octopi
certainly not as intelligent as homines sapientes, were nonetheless the smartest of the invertebrata.