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Uranus

From its very discovery by William Herschel in 1781, the seventh planet in our solar system was fraught with controversy, specifically the wide latitude of its nonstandardized pronounciation deemed by many as crude. Was it YU-ra-nus, Yu-RAY-nus, yoo-RAIN-us, or, something worse? Getting it right was crucial in lofty academic circles where the slightest touch of vulgarity was deemed crass and dangerous to one’s reputation, especially if its pronounciation, even innocently, smelled vulgarly like Yur-anus!

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Date: 1/25/2020 3:13:00 AM
Your anus is how I always say it. Smirk. Smirk.
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Date: 1/22/2020 10:06:00 AM
I've never seen anyone speak about that planet with a straight face. Time for a name change I think. Tom
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