The octopus uses its senses of vision and taste like we do. Its large nervous system is a sign of intelligence. Philosopher of science Peter Godfrey-Smith wonders how the octopus – a solitary creature – became so smart.

Cours de conversation : Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of September 2018

How intelligent is the octopus?
The octopus uses its senses of vision and taste like we do. Its large nervous system is a sign of intelligence. Philosopher of science Peter Godfrey-Smith wonders how the octopus – a solitary creature – became so smart. Neil and Catherine chat about this curious animal and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:
What is the correct plural form of octopus? Is it:

a)    octopuses

b)    octopodes  /ɒkˈtɒpəʊdɪːz/

c)    octopi

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

 

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