Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My what?

Today in Geology class, my professor was discussing the formation of the our solar system. As he was doing this, he happened to offhandedly mention the name of a certain know the one.
However, I noticed something interesting. He pronounced the name differently, not giving emphasis to the usual part. I thought "Well that's clever, he's trying to downplay the childish humor of that word."
Then I realized he had pronounced it "Urine-us."
Yup, still funny.


Jylare Smith said...

laughing right now..

Libby said...

I just read in "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (by Bill Bryson!) that the man who discovered Uranus wanted to name it George. Shame.