Is the English language changing all around the world or is it just here (Australia)? I've recently found out that the way we speak and write is changing over here. Hippopotami is now hippopotamuses, cacti is now cactuses, octopi is now octopuses, etc. They're also changing the way things are pronounced, 'innovative' for example, is now pronounced 'in-naw-vat-ive'. This came as a big shock to me. What do you guys think about this?