Talk:Tentacle

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No Trivia[edit]

I deleted that "cultural context" crap, I've had it with random trivia on Wikipedia.

69.221.194.209 (talk) 22:38, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Octopodes, octopuses, octopi[edit]

The plural of Octopus is Octopodes:

What are the plurals of Octopus, Hippopotamus, Syllabus?

But that's not what the article says. They only mention octopodes as a way of explaining why octopi is not the correct plural, octopuses is. --Michael Geary 23:52, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Star Wars?[edit]

Why is Star Wars listed under "Tentacles in cultural context"? --Goobergunch|[[User talk:Goobergunch|?]] 07:19, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

There needs to be a clear definition distinguishing arms from tentacles. Without this definition, what does it even mean to say that an octopus has arms, not tentacles? Please someone enlighten me.

Mechanical tentacles[edit]

In war of the worlds the huge tripod-thingies use tentacles to capture humans. In the matrix, some of the robots have tentacles attached to them. Could sometone mention these artificial tentacles? T.Neo (talk) 19:28, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Lead paragraphs[edit]

The second paragraph reports that "A nautilus has cirri, but an octopus has tentacles." However, the article on octopus specifies that octopi have arms, not tentacles. One of the two may be wrong, but I'm not qualified to say which.... PurpleChez (talk) 17:01, 27 July 2017 (UTC)