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Squidward Isn't A Squid And The World Doesn't Make Sense

Nothing makes sense anymore.

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If you're a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants or if you've turned on a TV since 2000, then you're probably familiar with SpongeBob's neighbor, Squidward Tentacles.

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Sometimes he's Squidward "Handsome" Tentacles.

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But mostly he's Squidward "Bitter, Unhappy, Humorless Krusty Krab Employee" Tentacles.

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And with a name like Squidward you'd expect that he's a squid, right?

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It says so right in his name: SQUIDward.

Like this thing:

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Well, GUESS WHAT. You couldn't be more wrong!

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According to the show's creator, Stephen Hillenburg, Squidward is, IN FACT, an octopus.

Not a squid. AN OCTOPUS!
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Not a squid. AN OCTOPUS!

LIKE THIS THING!

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Squidward's head is shaped more like an octopus's, but he is generally drawn with fewer limbs than either an octopus (eight arms) or a squid (eight arms plus two longer tentacles) because it's easier to draw.

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How about that?

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Time to change your name, Octopusward No-Tentacles.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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