I have just made a new zine about an octopus. I took a few copies of my zine about an octopus in to the the pub the other day to give to some friends. What I hadn't been counting on was the fact that two out of three of the friends were editors. The following conversation ensued:
E: (Opening up the zine, reading the first two pages) Hmmm, octopi.
TIM: Oh, did I get the plural wrong? ... I'd just like to point out in advance that there's a stray apostrophe in the back half.
E: (Turning over the pages) There's also a split infinitive.
TIM: (Squints at the pages and tries to look as if he knows exactly what that means.) Er, yeah.
E: Also, aren't octopuses molluscs, not crustaceans?
TIM: You're probably right. But 'mollusc' doesn't rhyme with 'sensational'. 'Crustacean-al' does, though!
I suppose it's better than being completely and utterly worshipped by your readers. That's just annoying when that happens.
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