Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wondering About Your Anus Ever Since the Star Festival

Just to prove this is a family friendly blog, safe for work, I'm posting a few photos of my family. This past week has been full of star festival stuff, for me.  I ain't exactly an astonomer.  I have taught, or tried to teach, the English language to people in Japan, though.  Do you have any idea what Uranus sounds like to people trying to learn English?  It sounds just like, "Your Anus".  Somebody ought to fix that.

Last night at a Tanabata (Star Festival) thing I attended, here's the first little star I got run into by.

Then, I went hunting and found this little star.  You don't need to know their names but, trust me,  there's no way any kinfolk (we live in Kin Village Okinawa) of mine would call one of their children Uranus.


The mothers of those two little stars of mine were at the star festival, too.  They're both dancing in this photo.  I won't point them out to you but, I'll tell you, they are the two not-so-ugly ones wearing sunglasses and red something-or-others on their heads.  They're not named Uranus, either.

All this activity connected to stars just got me wondering, this week. 

Why does a star or a planet have to get named something that sounds like "Your Anus"?

Some geniuses at an American Wordsmithing Society came up with the bright idea to make "App" a word of the year back in 2010.  Couldn't we get these wise men to do something about Uranus?

Another bunch of smart folks at the INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION got together in August of 2006 and kicked Pluto out of the Planets Club. Now, they're calling Pluto a DWARF.

We should throw all those smart guys in a room together and lock the door.  Just tell them they can't come out until they can figure out a way to fix Uranus so it sounds like the name of a star, not, your anus. 

They should probably stop calling Pluto a dwarf, too. 

Keep them locked up until they get it right !




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