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~ Wednesday, December 08, 2004
 

EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU

Some names for the common octopus (octopus vulgaris):

1 htapódi (Greek)
2 chobotnice obecná (Czech)
3 blekksprut (Norwegian)
4 pugita (Tagalog)
5 gewöhnlicher Krake (German)
6 kraak (Netherlands)
7 åttaarmad bläckfisk (Swedish)
8 osmiornica (Polish)
9 kolkrabbi (Icelandic)
10 kaheksajalg (Estonian)
11 ottearmet blaeksprutte (Danish)
12 tadua (Punjabi)
13 pieuvre (French)
14 meritursas (Finland)
15 pulpo de roca (Spanish)
16 hobotnica (Croatian)
17 ma-dako tako (Japanese)
18 pweza (Swahili)
19 ahtapot (Turkey)
20 olagarro (Basque)
21 ikan gurita (Indonesian)
22 polpodi scoglio (Italian)
23 wheke (Maori)
24 polvo (Portuguese)
25 seekat (Afrikaans)
26 zhang yu (Chinese)

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