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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Mar '17 21:37
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    Uranus was discovered
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    12 Mar '17 21:481 edit
    And it was itchy
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    Originally posted by divegeester
    And it was itchy
    Asteroids?
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    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    13th March
    Uranus was discovered
    Actually, what they called Buhmhöle was discovered on the 12th but they changed its name the next day.
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    Originally posted by divegeester
    And it was itchy
    The word is actually not even pronounced that way. It's pronounced "ur-uh-nuss". That stupid joke shouldn't even exist as a pun.

    Audio of how to pronounce Uranus:
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/uranus
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    13 Mar '17 01:08
    Originally posted by vivify
    The word is actually not even pronounced that way. It's pronounced "ur-uh-nuss". That stupid joke shouldn't even exist as a pun.

    Audio of how to pronounce Uranus:
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/uranus
    [b[BUT[/b]
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/uranus
    (with audio)
    gives both pronunciations.

    So the joke does work.
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    13 Mar '17 02:05
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    [b[BUT
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/uranus
    (with audio)
    gives both pronunciations.

    So the joke does work.[/b]
    Dude, neither pronunciations have the the long "a" sound. Where most people incorrectly say the long "a" sound, it's actually pronounced "uh".

    Listen to it again. There's no "a" as in "anus" which people use to make that corny joke.
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    13 Mar '17 04:36
    Originally posted by vivify
    Dude, neither pronunciations have the the long "a" sound. Where most people incorrectly say the long "a" sound, it's actually pronounced "uh".

    Listen to it again. There's no "a" as in "anus" which people use to make that corny joke.
    I am afraid that you are talking out of Uranus.

    The phonetic pronunciation of both is the same.
    Look here
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/anus
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    13 Mar '17 14:06
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Asteroids?
    No, black hole
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    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I am afraid that you are talking out of Uranus.

    The phonetic pronunciation of both is the same.
    Look here
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/anus
    You're saying he is full of gas? Anyway, it is emphasied on the first syllable, UR uh nuss.

    A lot of people put the emPHAsis on the wrong SyllAHble.
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    13 Mar '17 14:561 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    [b[BUT
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/uranus
    (with audio)
    gives both pronunciations.

    So the joke does work.[/b]
    Oh wait...because your format was jumbled, I didn't see that you added a new link. I thought you were quoting my post when you said the pronunciation was the same.

    Hmm...Oxford and Cambridge are rivals. I wonder if Oxford added the "anus" pronunciation to spite Cambridge.

    Okay. But, most scientists do indeed pronounce Uranus the way Sonhouse said:

    http://www.universetoday.com/18943/how-should-you-pronounce-uranus/

    The standard way to pronounce Uranus among astronomers is to put the emphasis on the first syllable “ur” and then say the second part “unus”. This is the standard literary pronunciation.
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    13 Mar '17 15:59
    Originally posted by vivify
    Oh wait...because your format was jumbled, I didn't see that you added a new link. I thought you were quoting my post when you said the pronunciation was the same.

    Hmm...Oxford and Cambridge are rivals. I wonder if Oxford added the "anus" pronunciation to spite Cambridge.

    Okay. But, most scientists do indeed pronounce Uranus the way Sonhouse said ...[text shortened]... e “ur” and then say the second part “unus”. This is the standard literary pronunciation.[/quote]
    Aside, maybe, from astronomers, who gives a rats anus, how it's pronounced?
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    14 Mar '17 00:15
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Aside, maybe, from astronomers, who gives a rats anus, how it's pronounced?
    Anyone sick of tired, corny puns.
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    14 Mar '17 01:01
    Originally posted by vivify
    Hmm...Oxford and Cambridge are rivals. I wonder if Oxford added the "anus" pronunciation to spite Cambridge.
    In their defence, their rivalry is better known for the vying over academic achievements and noble feats on the sports fields.
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    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Aside, maybe, from astronomers, who gives a rats anus, how it's pronounced?
    Ratsanus is a moon and not a planet, though.
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