How To Throw Off Future Generations

how the cuttlefish was maniacally named



  • Port:
    • Here is how it happened.
    • Someone discovered a squid-like animal with venomous saliva and a sharp parrot-like beak.
    • They named it a cuttlefish to throw off future generations and trick them into trying to pet it.
    • Diabolical laughter then rang throughout the naming-things-dungeon.
  • Starboard:
    • How do you know?
  • Port:
    • Sharp beak...sounds like cuddle. Squid-like...called a fish.
    • I'm surprised even you are questioning this.


  1. James Says:

    Cuttlefish is a terrible name, but they are amazing animals.

  2. thad Says:

    That is true, I hear they have three hearts and a W shaped pupil.

    How can something with three hearts not be cool?

  3. James Says:

    Not to mention amazing color changing, a hypnotizing strobe effect on their prey, and a high learning capacity.

    I only wish I could have one as a pet.

  4. Steve Says:

    I saw a cuttlefish in an aquarium at…Disneyland? Anyway, the first thing I thought was “cthulufish!”

  5. Paula Helm Murray Says:

    Steve, I’m SOOOOO grateful I was between mouthfuls of chili when I read that.

    Yes I have a waterproof keyboard but I hate messes. And chili is a bit greasy…
    tee hee