Tuesday, July 01, 2008


adj. When you shuffle off your ethnocentrism and strap on four prosthetic tentacles, you will achieve this lofty state of mind.

Real citation: “After 50 years, in other words, we still don't know that much about what's going on in the heads of octopuses. Carefully designed experiments will be essential for finding out more, but so will a more octo-centric attitude.”
(Carl Zimmer, June 23, 2008, Slate, “How Smart Is the Octopus?”, http://www.slate.com/id/2192211/)

Made-up citation: “The American people have long been wary of octo-centric foreign policy initiatives. But liberals and conservatives alike have embraced the Octo-surge and its terrifying implications for Iraq, decency, and non-tentacled Americans.”

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