Monday, May 24, 2010

"MILLIONS of Australians are being urged to join a series of class actions against the nation's banks, seeking the return of up to $5 billion in penalty and late fees that lawyers say have been illegally taken from customers." 

I recieved an email from some of the lawyers involved in this lawsuit. They wanted a copy of the cartoon for their office. I'm glad they have a good sense of humour, and such whacking good taste in cartoonists, and can see much potential for taking the idea a little bit further... Robin Hood-themed casual fridays, a free set of green tights for every lawyer working on the case, groovy little feathered hats to wear in court. LOADS of potential there for oodles of fun.

Re: Who inked? It's not what you'd call sophisticated humour but it might make someone snort out loud on the train. And that is a good thing.

Oh, and when trying to decide whether to use "Octopus", "Octopuses" or "Octopi", I discovered that neither is, technically, correct.

"Although it is often supposed that octopi is the 'correct' plural of octopus, and it has been in use for longer than the usual Anglicized plural octopuses, it in fact originates as an error. Octopus is not a simple Latin word of the second declension, but a Latinized form of the Greek wordoktopous, and its 'correct' plural would logically be octopodes."

Thankfully, The Age style-guide recommends "Octopuses". I really didn't want to use "Octopodes".

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