If 1 picture is worth 1000 words would it be true for a “play” on words? Tako ~ Japanese for octopus and Bella ~ Italian for beautiful. An octopus is common over here and often called “squeed” by local divers. It's “ok” eating but not as a main dish – and wrapping soft tortillas around them won't get it on a Taco Bell menu in San Diego. What should I call a pretty octopus swimming fast under natural ocean spotlights ...fast food?