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7th Apr '17 5:59:13 AM PinkTwinkle
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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Stanley'' where the title character learned about platypi for a school assignment.

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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Stanley'' ''Stanley'' on Playhouse Disney where the title character learned about platypi for a school assignment.
7th Apr '17 5:58:35 AM PinkTwinkle
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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Stanley'' where the title character learned about platypi for a school assignment.
22nd Mar '17 12:29:13 PM maelleofthepumpkins
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** Likewise in the Italian, where he's Perry l'Ornitorinco.

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** Likewise in the Italian, where he's Perry l'Ornitorinco.l'Ornitorinco, and in French, where he's Perry l'Ornithorynque.
11th Feb '17 5:28:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* When they did their version of ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' on ''ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', a representative of Animals' Equity interrupted the proceedings to complain that there were too few parts for wallabies, marsupials and other lesser mammals and lead a group of protesters who successfully demanded: "Brer Rabbit out! Brer Platypus in!"

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* When they did their version of ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' on ''ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', a representative of Animals' Equity interrupted the proceedings to complain that there were too few parts for wallabies, marsupials and other lesser mammals and lead a group of protesters who successfully demanded: "Brer Rabbit out! Brer Platypus in!"
7th Jan '17 7:25:53 PM WillKeaton
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* According to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ExpandedUniverse, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Q]] created platypi as a sort of joke while rebuilding the Earth's ecosystem (which the other Qs forced him to fix after he [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs wiped out the dinosaurs]].)

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* According to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ExpandedUniverse, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Q]] created platypi as a sort of joke while rebuilding the Earth's ecosystem (which the other Qs forced him to fix after he [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs wiped out the dinosaurs]].)dinosaurs]]).
7th Jan '17 7:25:22 PM WillKeaton
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* According to the Franchise/StarTrek ExpandedUniverse, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Q]] created platypi as a sort of joke while rebuilding the Earth's ecosystem (which the other Qs forced him to fix after he [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs wiped out the dinosaurs]].)

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* According to the Franchise/StarTrek ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ExpandedUniverse, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Q]] created platypi as a sort of joke while rebuilding the Earth's ecosystem (which the other Qs forced him to fix after he [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs wiped out the dinosaurs]].)
7th Jan '17 7:24:57 PM WillKeaton
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Plus, if you want to talk about them in the plural, [[PerplexingPlurals expect to confound linguists until the end of time]]. Is it ''Platypusses''? "Platypi?" [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb ''Platypeople''? Whatever.]] Platypodes, platypi, and platypuses [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/platypus are all acceptable spellings.]] ("Platypus" being a [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=MowCAAAAQAAJ&dq=%22latin%20grammar%22%20%22Greek%22%20%22latinized%22&pg=PA35#v=onepage&q&f=true Latinization]] of the [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dplatu%2Fpous original Greek word,]] "platypodes" is correctly regular, and "platypi," with a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Latin_second_declension Latin second-declension]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=Qk7foW63cO0C&lpg=PA17&dq=latin%20grammar%20greek%20nouns&pg=PA32#v=onepage&q&f=true ending,]] is [[GrammarNazi commonly considered incorrect]] in the same way as "octopi" [[DelusionsOfEloquence despite the fact]] that the second-declension inflection for the [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=qB1LAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22pus%22%20grammar%20latin%20%20%22podis%22&pg=PA29#v=onepage&q&f=true Greek-derived "-pus"]] is also [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=4464243&postcount=26 perfectly grammatical]] in Classical Latin, as seen in various attested forms as "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=mFP1cpQ5CP0C&lpg=PA80&ots=ZwPFIc4sEz&dq=eteocles%20oedipi%20hyginus%20fabulae&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q&f=true Oedipi"]] ("[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DOedipus Oedipus]]"), [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=pyQDCESHgzoC&dq=%22quam%20coronopum%20vocant%22&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=true "coronopum"]] ([[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dcoronopus "coronopus"]],) "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=yt2zAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22polyporum%20cirris%22&pg=PA558#v=onepage&q&f=true polyporum]]" ([[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dpolypus "polypus"]]).)

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Plus, if you want to talk about them in the plural, [[PerplexingPlurals expect to confound linguists until the end of time]]. Is it ''Platypusses''? "Platypi?" [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb ''Platypeople''? Whatever.]] Platypodes, platypi, and platypuses [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/platypus are all acceptable spellings.]] ("Platypus" "Platypus" being a [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=MowCAAAAQAAJ&dq=%22latin%20grammar%22%20%22Greek%22%20%22latinized%22&pg=PA35#v=onepage&q&f=true Latinization]] of the [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dplatu%2Fpous original Greek word,]] "platypodes" is correctly regular, and "platypi," with a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Latin_second_declension Latin second-declension]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=Qk7foW63cO0C&lpg=PA17&dq=latin%20grammar%20greek%20nouns&pg=PA32#v=onepage&q&f=true ending,]] is [[GrammarNazi commonly considered incorrect]] in the same way as "octopi" [[DelusionsOfEloquence despite the fact]] that the second-declension inflection for the [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=qB1LAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22pus%22%20grammar%20latin%20%20%22podis%22&pg=PA29#v=onepage&q&f=true Greek-derived "-pus"]] is also [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=4464243&postcount=26 perfectly grammatical]] in Classical Latin, as seen in various attested forms as "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=mFP1cpQ5CP0C&lpg=PA80&ots=ZwPFIc4sEz&dq=eteocles%20oedipi%20hyginus%20fabulae&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q&f=true Oedipi"]] ("[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DOedipus Oedipus]]"), [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=pyQDCESHgzoC&dq=%22quam%20coronopum%20vocant%22&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=true "coronopum"]] ([[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dcoronopus "coronopus"]],) "coronopus"]]), "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=yt2zAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22polyporum%20cirris%22&pg=PA558#v=onepage&q&f=true polyporum]]" ([[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dpolypus "polypus"]]).)
7th Jan '17 7:24:12 PM WillKeaton
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Plus, if you want to talk about them in the plural, [[PerplexingPlurals expect to confound linguists until the end of time]]. Is it ''Platypusses''? "Platypi?" [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb ''Platypeople''? Whatever.]] Platypodes, platypi, and platypuses [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/platypus are all acceptable spellings]]. ("Platypus" being a [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=MowCAAAAQAAJ&dq=%22latin%20grammar%22%20%22Greek%22%20%22latinized%22&pg=PA35#v=onepage&q&f=true Latinization]] of the [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dplatu%2Fpous original Greek word]], "platypodes" is correctly regular, and "platypi," with a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Latin_second_declension Latin second-declension]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=Qk7foW63cO0C&lpg=PA17&dq=latin%20grammar%20greek%20nouns&pg=PA32#v=onepage&q&f=true ending]], is [[GrammarNazi commonly considered incorrect]] in the same way as "octopi" [[DelusionsOfEloquence despite the fact]] that the second-declension inflection for the [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=qB1LAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22pus%22%20grammar%20latin%20%20%22podis%22&pg=PA29#v=onepage&q&f=true Greek-derived "-pus"]] is also [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=4464243&postcount=26 perfectly grammatical]] in Classical Latin, as seen in various attested forms as "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=mFP1cpQ5CP0C&lpg=PA80&ots=ZwPFIc4sEz&dq=eteocles%20oedipi%20hyginus%20fabulae&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q&f=true Oedipi"]] ("[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DOedipus Oedipus]]"), [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=pyQDCESHgzoC&dq=%22quam%20coronopum%20vocant%22&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=true "coronopum"]] ("[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dcoronopus coronopus]]"), "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=yt2zAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22polyporum%20cirris%22&pg=PA558#v=onepage&q&f=true polyporum]]" ("[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dpolypus polypus]]").)

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Plus, if you want to talk about them in the plural, [[PerplexingPlurals expect to confound linguists until the end of time]]. Is it ''Platypusses''? "Platypi?" [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb ''Platypeople''? Whatever.]] Platypodes, platypi, and platypuses [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/platypus are all acceptable spellings]]. spellings.]] ("Platypus" being a [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=MowCAAAAQAAJ&dq=%22latin%20grammar%22%20%22Greek%22%20%22latinized%22&pg=PA35#v=onepage&q&f=true Latinization]] of the [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dplatu%2Fpous original Greek word]], word,]] "platypodes" is correctly regular, and "platypi," with a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Latin_second_declension Latin second-declension]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=Qk7foW63cO0C&lpg=PA17&dq=latin%20grammar%20greek%20nouns&pg=PA32#v=onepage&q&f=true ending]], ending,]] is [[GrammarNazi commonly considered incorrect]] in the same way as "octopi" [[DelusionsOfEloquence despite the fact]] that the second-declension inflection for the [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=qB1LAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22pus%22%20grammar%20latin%20%20%22podis%22&pg=PA29#v=onepage&q&f=true Greek-derived "-pus"]] is also [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=4464243&postcount=26 perfectly grammatical]] in Classical Latin, as seen in various attested forms as "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=mFP1cpQ5CP0C&lpg=PA80&ots=ZwPFIc4sEz&dq=eteocles%20oedipi%20hyginus%20fabulae&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q&f=true Oedipi"]] ("[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DOedipus Oedipus]]"), [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=pyQDCESHgzoC&dq=%22quam%20coronopum%20vocant%22&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=true "coronopum"]] ("[[http://www.([[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dcoronopus coronopus]]"), "coronopus"]],) "[[http://books.google.ca/books?id=yt2zAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22polyporum%20cirris%22&pg=PA558#v=onepage&q&f=true polyporum]]" ("[[http://www.([[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Dpolypus polypus]]")."polypus"]]).)
7th Dec '16 12:32:40 PM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Antarctica Online'', a team of Russian researchers at an Antarctic base is getting drunk with their Australian colleagues. One of the (drunk) Russians keeps asking an Australian guy about what platypi are like. The guy points out that, like most Australians, he lives in a city, which means he's never seen a platypus outside a zoo. He counters by jokingly asking if the Russian guy has even seen bears prowling the streets of his hometown, as the stereotype goes.
6th Dec '16 6:54:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Some believe that the platypus proves [[Film/{{Dogma}} God has a sense of humor]], or [[MadGod He's a total psycho]], or [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs He's a stoner]], or that evolution is 100% real, because [[BlasphemousBoast not even God]] could make that nonsense up. The reasons are myriad. This is an animal that, upon being sent to a British natural history museum to catalog, was believed to be a taxidermist's prank until a live specimen was sent to them. It looks like [[MixAndMatchCritters a beaver crossed with a mole with a duck's bill added for laughs]]. They belong to a group of mammals known as Monotremes, a group consisting of it and the echidna, which means they lay eggs. Additionally, they're an offshoot of mammals that evolved before teats/nipples evolved, so while they produce milk, they simply... [[{{Squick}} sweat it out]] for their young to lap up. They also have ten sex chromosomes, where in most mammals there're simply two (X and Y). And their duck-bill? It's actually quite soft, and it acts as an electrical receptor. See, platypus eyes aren't too useful, especially underwater, so they use an electrolocation system in their bills to hunt shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. Sharks have a similar sense, [[ThreateningShark in case they weren't scary enough]]. Of course, a real platypus tail looks nothing like a beaver's tail, but that doesn't stop the majority of cartoon depictions from showing one anyway, often complete with thumping behavior. The Platypus also has over-sized webbing on their feet that extends past the claws.

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Some believe that the platypus proves [[Film/{{Dogma}} God has a sense of humor]], or [[MadGod He's a total psycho]], or [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs He's a stoner]], or that evolution is 100% real, because [[BlasphemousBoast not even God]] could make that nonsense up. The reasons are myriad. This is an animal that, upon being sent to a British natural history museum to catalog, was believed to be a taxidermist's prank until a live specimen was sent to them. It looks like [[MixAndMatchCritters a beaver crossed with a mole with a duck's bill added for laughs]]. They belong to a group of mammals known as Monotremes, a group consisting of it and the echidna, which means they lay eggs. Additionally, they're an offshoot of mammals that evolved before teats/nipples evolved, so while they produce milk, they simply... [[{{Squick}} sweat it out]] for their young to lap up. They also have ten sex chromosomes, where in most mammals there're simply two (X and Y). And their duck-bill? It's actually quite soft, and it acts as an electrical receptor. See, platypus eyes aren't too useful, especially underwater, so they use an electrolocation system in their bills to hunt shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. Sharks (Sharks have a similar sense, [[ThreateningShark in case they weren't scary enough]]. {{threatening|Shark}} enough.) Of course, a real platypus tail looks nothing like a beaver's tail, but that doesn't stop the majority of cartoon depictions from showing one anyway, often complete with thumping behavior. The Platypus also has over-sized webbing on their feet that extends past the claws.
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