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Josh Cappel
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So say that you're making a game with a sushi theme, and say that you have invented a sushi recipe for the game that has the name Octopus's Garden. As in, a garden belonging to an octopus.



How would you spell Octopus's?

What looks better? What is correct?

"Octopus' Garden"

or

"Octopus's Garden"

...just wanted to see what people's rationale might be for one or the other. My personal reason for sticking with the current spelling is that "if it's good enough for Abbey Road, it's good enough for me."

~Josh




 
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Re: Octupus'? Octupus's? Octopuses?
I'd use squid.
 
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Re: Octupus'? Octupus's? Octopuses?
If you pronounce the second 's,' you need to have the second 's,' so it's "octopus's."
 
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Re: Octupus'? Octupus's? Octopuses?
Octopus's is correct. The other form, with the trailing apostrophe, is for plurals: "The cars' engines were all running hot."
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Re: Octupus'? Octupus's? Octopuses?
How about dodging the issue with a Japanese version, something like tako no teien.
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Re: Octupus'? Octupus's? Octopuses?
I'd think it's called "Octopus's Garden" because that's the name of a Ringo-sung Beatles tune. Makes it humorous if you get the reference.
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