Huh, Huhuh, Huhuh… #1LinerWeds

Saw this the other day and just couldn’t resist:


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23 thoughts on “Huh, Huhuh, Huhuh… #1LinerWeds

    1. There was a question in Trivial Pursuit (I think it was the original set) that asked if Uranus had an aurora (it does, by the way). A bunch of us were playing, and laughed so hard we couldn’t continue the game. Always makes me wonder, if Uranus is populated, what they call us.

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      1. And we must never forget the German joker Johann Elert Bode who renamed the Planet Uranus so it confirmed with the names of the other planets. Herschel named it The Gregorian Sidus after George 111… There is always one !! πŸ€­πŸ’œ

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        1. It gained something in the translation from German to English, I think. I’m sure Bode thought it made perfect sense, and it did, but he was probably unaware that it was a double entendre in English. Joke’s on him, I guess…

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  1. I wonder who ever thought Uranus was a good name for a planet? Is it bad that I laughed at that too. The Colgate commercial just cracked me up especially the dentist with his brill cream hair

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    1. Brylcream’s motto was “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya,” but everyone I ever saw who used it looked like they had squeezed the whole tube on there…

      The Blogger’s Best Friend says that William Herschel, who discovered it, called it Georgium Sidum, the “Georgian Star,” after George III (Willow says that above), though the French, who didn’t like George any better than we Americans did, called it Herschel, after its discoverer. Johann Bode (again, thanks Willow) decided that since Jupiter was the father of Mercury, Venus and Mars and Saturn was the father of Jupiter, the new planet should be named after the father of Saturn, which in Greek is Ouranos (“Father Sky” as opposed to Gaia, “Mother Earth”), which is Latinized Uranus. Had he been accurate, he would have called it Caelus, the Roman primal god who was father of Saturn; as it is, Uranus is the only planet named after a Greek deity. We could rename the rest of the planets (Hermes, Aphrodite, Ares, Zeus, Kronos, Poseidon, and Hades), or we could just leave it like that and have a laugh when it comes up.

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        1. He could have at least been consistent and name the planet after the Roman sky god, Caelus. (His name gives us the word “celestial.”) It’s a little too late to do anythig about it, I guess.

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