It ain’t octopi.
Did you know that the plural of octopus is not octopi, as many of us say without thinking, but octopuses? It’s true. Eighteenth-century English-speaking nerds mistook the original word as Latin, whereas Latin-speakers actually appropriated ‘octopus’ from Greek. Which, as you now know, changes the plural. In fact, even if it were from Latin, the -i ending would be incorrect. So there you go: octopuses–your next dinner party topic. If you see LJSC member, Anne Kruse, you can thank her for your new gnosis.
And why do we bring this up? Because you can catch some octopuses out in the tide pools right now. And if you’ve been following our award-winning* blog, you’ll have noticed the theme of September is ‘Getting Back to You,’ and this would be a perfect time to go check those tide pools, among other water-related things.
You’ve been working hard at La Jolla Sports Club, completing health goals like you were born to do it, but maybe you want to mix it up and get outside. Last week, we checked in with Kera and Brett as they biked up the coast, but if you’re more into the water sports and checking out what the ocean has to offer, our friends at Everyday California (858.454.6195) have you covered. You want to kayak? Cool. How about snorkeling? Sure. Surfing? Absolutely. Want to work on your core and get a suntan at the same time? Stand up paddle til you drop. Everyday California sums it up prettttttty well: ‘Passionate watermen are the core of our company, providing safe and incredibly fun La Jolla kayak tours and snorkeling adventures of one of the most unique coastlines in all of California.’ Just look at how much fun these people are having below! **All images copyright Everyday California.**
Vicariously living through all that fun has probably made you pretty thirsty and hungry, so we suggest you go treat yourself at Woholle (named after the indigenous Kumeyaay tribe’s description of La Jolla’s coastline, ‘hole in the mountains’ [look at all this learning today!]) for healthy post-surf / kayak / paddle drinks and snacks.
We here at La Jolla Sports Club pride ourselves on knowing a good thing when we see it, and well, we like Everyday California, so get out there, enjoy your town and have an inevitably great time!
Have you paddled out with Everyday California? What’s your favorite Woholle cold-pressed juice? Let us know in the comments below!
Check in next week for our last September post on ‘Getting Back to You!’ Until then, have a great time in the water!
// Your La Jolla Sports Club team
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