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    Posted on Oct 24, 2017

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

    Nothing makes sense anymore.

    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.

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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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