My friend Heather recently did a Facebook post about being at the aquarium and hearing the folks there talk about octopuses when there is a fairly widespread belief in our culture that the plural of octopus is octopi. That's a common misunderstanding from the (incorrect) assumption that octopus is a second declension Latin word. In reality, it is Greek and the correct plural is octopodes, with octopuses being acceptable, and octopi is a hypercorrection. [That means it's wrong!]
The discussion on Heather's post prompted me to start this little game/poem. Join in if you'd like, by adding your couplet(s), or whatever you feel moved to write, in the comments.
Octopodes, a Love Poem
The people who say octopi
Will also say for you and I.
On accident's in their lexicon
And their baseball-playing child's named Chone(1).
Instead of peak'ed they say peak'd
Which is neither piqued nor peeked.
'twixt your and you're, they're often stuck(2).
They've never sneaked, they've always snuk.
…add your verse(s) in the comments…
1. Chone (pronounced "shawn") Figgins, Seattle Mariner's second baseman.
2. Forget about yore!