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From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconMay-5 4:50 PM 
To: MEDDLY  (11 of 24) 
 7445.11 in reply to 7445.10 

Poor Uranus! Endless mocking! 

I got this from 10 facts about Uranus on NASA's website: 

 

 

 
From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconMay-5 4:53 PM 
To: All  (12 of 24) 
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And not only is it huge, it's gassy to boot!

 

 
From: markruckMay-5 5:10 PM 
To: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (13 of 24) 
 7445.13 in reply to 7445.12 

Hey, my anus is gassy, too, though the contents have yet to be identified as no one can get close enough <G>. 

--Mark
 
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From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconMay-5 7:31 PM 
To: markruck  (14 of 24) 
 7445.14 in reply to 7445.13 

Oh my! Now we're all just getting too carried away with Uranus! LOL

 

 
From: Patrick Rock (PFR291) DelphiPlus Member IconMay-5 10:59 PM 
To: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (15 of 24) 
 7445.15 in reply to 7445.5 

Some animated show (Futurama?) had a scene where a scientist in the future said "Oh, they renamed it centuries ago to stop the teenage giggling"  "What did they rename it to?"  "Urectum."

 

Seriously, I had to think before I could figure out why there were giggles.  I've always pronounced it Oo-RAN-oos, which is pretty much how it was pronounced in Greek, and how it was pronounced when finally named (it took almost 70 years, and was called Georgium Sidus by William Herschel, its discoverer.  A friend of mine who is a retired science teacher, always pronounced it with emphasis on the first syllable, calling it YUR-ahn-us.  I pointed out that it wasn't that far in sound from "urinate".  Planet just can't get a break.  It's the Rodney Dangerfield of the Solar System.

Odd thing about its name is that it is the only one of the seven major planets (not counting Earth) that directly carries the name of a Greek god instead of a Roman one -- if it were named by the same practice as the others, its name would be Caelus.  Go figure.


 

 

 
From: BlueMoon67 DelphiPlus Member IconMay-5 11:32 PM 
To: Patrick Rock (PFR291) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (16 of 24) 
 7445.16 in reply to 7445.15 
Patrick Rock (PFR291) said...

 

Some animated show (Futurama?) had a scene where a scientist in the future said "Oh, they renamed it centuries ago to stop the teenage giggling"  "What did they rename it to?"  "Urectum."

You're right! I forgot about that. But I certainly do recognize the quote, as I am a big Futurama fan. 

Changing the name would be nice, but unlikely to happen, so maybe we just have to get people to say it differently. :) 

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-6 7:03 AM 
To: Mort15 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (17 of 24) 
 7445.17 in reply to 7445.4 

Agreed.  The prep is very unpleasant. They put you out for the test so that's a breeze.

      Host of *Your Mileage May Vary
 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member IconMay-9 1:07 PM 
To: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (18 of 24) 
 7445.18 in reply to 7445.2 

I'm lauging!!!! They need give it a better name LOL!!! Great promo!

 

 
From: Patrick Rock (PFR291) DelphiPlus Member IconMay-9 4:53 PM 
To: Tom McFarland (TMCF)  (19 of 24) 
 7445.19 in reply to 7445.7 

It would be redundant.  If they ever have to give the world an enema, TFG is where they would stick the tube.

 

 
From: markruckMay-9 5:10 PM 
To: Patrick Rock (PFR291) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (20 of 24) 
 7445.20 in reply to 7445.19 

Can't do that, Patrick, as there's no end to that asshole. 

--Mark
 

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