Sadly, Paul the octopus did not outlive his impressive but unpopular World Cup predictions by long.
Unless, of course, he is just refusing to go against Paul, the psychic German octopus, who predicted a Spanish triumph.
At the same time, one of the most popular dishes at one of the most popular restaurants was – octopus salad.
1758, genus name of a type of eight-armed cephalopod mollusks, from Greek oktopous, literally "eight-footed," from okto "eight" (see eight) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Proper plural is octopodes, though octopuses probably works better in English. Octopi is from mistaken assumption that -us in this word is the Latin noun ending that takes -i in plural.