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(Wikipedia)   We name our drinks, we name our dogs, we name our pet rocks, but what should be the name of our solar system. UFIA Solar System?   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line 131
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2012-11-17 04:01:52 AM  
The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.
 
2012-11-17 04:04:35 AM  

alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.


I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.
 
2012-11-17 04:09:46 AM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


Ditto. Although I would be okay with The Wolverines.
 
2012-11-17 04:12:24 AM  
'...or the Mongooses, that's a good team name. "The Fighting Mongooses." '
 
2012-11-17 05:55:24 AM  
Why not "Our Territory, biatch"?
 
2012-11-17 06:05:42 AM  
Ignoring Sol for a sec, our Jewish star, and since Uranus is in it, how about the Urinary System?
 
2012-11-17 07:21:04 AM  
The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.
 
2012-11-17 07:25:33 AM  

EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.


All I know is that Latin-dick suckers wont settle for anything less then calling earth Terra or our solar system Sol
 
2012-11-17 07:28:41 AM  

cman: EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.

All I know is that Latin-dick suckers wont settle for anything less then calling earth Terra or our solar system Sol


While, in general, I have no problem dick suckers, some of the people I like best suck dick. Those guys annoy me.
 
2012-11-17 07:39:28 AM  
Betty.
 
2012-11-17 08:17:58 AM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.
 
2012-11-17 08:20:13 AM  
Everyone but Pluto
 
2012-11-17 08:22:14 AM  

Vaneshi: log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.

Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.


It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard
 
2012-11-17 08:30:20 AM  
Sol for the maps.

Party town for common usage.
 
2012-11-17 08:35:20 AM  
Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?
 
2012-11-17 08:36:17 AM  
The Fark System

Or the Farking System
 
2012-11-17 08:44:53 AM  

cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard


Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.
 
2012-11-17 08:45:45 AM  
Yahweh's Psycho Laboratory
 
2012-11-17 08:51:50 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?


Meh, aim for Sol and just look for the only M class planet there. It's the water one called 'Dirt' by the natives. Can't miss it, sat there orbiting radiating the combined derp of it's native sentient species.

In all seriousness though, I've even heard some scientists use the designation 'M class' when talking about exoplanets. I have zero doubts that it's just to convey stuff to us uneducated Neanderthals but it's still nice they use it.
 
2012-11-17 08:52:30 AM  

Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


"Parlance"? Your wit is ymean
 
2012-11-17 08:54:30 AM  

Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.
 
2012-11-17 09:03:04 AM  
I vote for "Terran System." It is ours, after all.
 
2012-11-17 09:07:51 AM  
How about we just call it Home.

Home
 
2012-11-17 09:10:38 AM  
We're in the sol system, but the next question is what constellation are we in?

/or rather, how would you describe our stellar neighborhood
/since constellations are meaningless from any perspective besides earth.
 
2012-11-17 09:13:50 AM  
Is everybody in this thread drunk?
 
2012-11-17 09:14:10 AM  

Vaneshi: OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?

Meh, aim for Sol and just look for the only M class planet there. It's the water one called 'Dirt' by the natives. Can't miss it, sat there orbiting radiating the combined derp of it's native sentient species.

In all seriousness though, I've even heard some scientists use the designation 'M class' when talking about exoplanets. I have zero doubts that it's just to convey stuff to us uneducated Neanderthals but it's still nice they use it.


Vaneshi: cman:

It's called Earth you Latin lovin bastard

Yes, Earth in modern parlance which still means we called a planet whose major constituent is liquid water... 'Dirt'.


Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.
 
2012-11-17 09:21:06 AM  
It already has a name. "They" call our solar system "Snackstop" and the Earth "Free Range Meat".
 
2012-11-17 09:24:46 AM  
Every planetary system has a sun, the name being the term for your local star.
I see no reason why we can't continue to call our star Sun on the grounds that it will be a long time before we are holding conversations with someone on a planet orbiting another star.
If we do decide our star needs a name it needs to be both universal and not just a translation into another language. Not everyone uses the western alphabet, after all. Something on the lines of Prince symbol maybe.
 
2012-11-17 09:25:44 AM  

silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.


picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.


In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?
 
2012-11-17 09:30:02 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Sector Zero Zero One.


Ew. Do you know what a pain in the ass 1-based indexing is?
 
2012-11-17 09:32:21 AM  

Vaneshi: silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.

picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.

In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?


Wait, so he's an idiot because he points out that our scientists find planets by ways the include how they effect the star's wobble in the system they are in, and from that they can determine the composition of the planet. But you expect some alien race to call this place a "water planet" because it's blue when looking at it? You don't think chances are that aliens would probably detect our planet the same ways we detect theirs, and therefore conclude our planet is mostly dirt?
 
2012-11-17 09:39:03 AM  
I see that the point that in all the great wide universe there is a sum total of exactly 1 Solar system has been made and that's its individual name. But I don't see enough open mocking of the fools that call all carbonated beverages 'Coke'. Maybe while they're using their PIN number to get money out of the ATM machine they'll realize how stupid they are.
 
2012-11-17 09:41:28 AM  

alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.


Done in one.

"The Solar System consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects."
 
2012-11-17 09:42:50 AM  

GranoblasticMan: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

Done in one.

"The Solar System consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects."


Sh*t. Everyone! Pretend I realized where the link for TFA went to before commenting.
 
2012-11-17 09:43:38 AM  

Vaneshi: log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.

Yep, 3rd planet in the Sol system, named 'Terra' (or Dirt if you prefer); which is kind of ironic they'd name their planet as such because the majority of it is water.


Well if fish ruled the world they'd call it Aqua.
 
2012-11-17 09:47:05 AM  
Holy Terra
 
2012-11-17 09:48:08 AM  
My planet's name is Melmac...that's also what the planet is made from.
 
2012-11-17 09:49:18 AM  
MINE.
 
2012-11-17 09:54:56 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Vaneshi: silly season: Uuhhh, No... This planet is has very little water compared to the mass of the planet. The water is a comparatively thin layer that covers most of the surface. Sorry about the Gizmodo link.

picturescrazy: I think It's a safe bet that the earth is not mostly water.

In this thread there will be two types people. Those that understand the joke and Babylon 5 ref and those who are... retarded.

It's blue. Our planet is blue. From space our planet is BLUE because it has large bodies of open WATER on it. But DIRT ISN'T BLUE. We named the only planet in our solar system with large bodies of open water... DIRT.

Now do you two idiots get it or should I break out the purple crayolas and change your dribble cups?

Wait, so he's an idiot because he points out that our scientists find planets by ways the include how they effect the star's wobble in the system they are in, and from that they can determine the composition of the planet. But you expect some alien race to call this place a "water planet" because it's blue when looking at it? You don't think chances are that aliens would probably detect our planet the same ways we detect theirs, and therefore conclude our planet is mostly dirt?


I'm retreated because I didn't get a Babylon 5 reference but you want to call Earth a water planet because we have a lot of surface area covered in water? It looks blue? So does our atmosphere, and that covers our whole planet. By your logic we should be a gas planet.
 
2012-11-17 09:55:29 AM  
The Solar System.
 
2012-11-17 09:58:53 AM  
This planet is only called "The Earth" by some of the people on it. Probably more people call it 地球. And quite a few call it dharti. Also terre, земля, Erde, tierra.

Wheras Latin does have the advantage of being a dead language used by no-one. Therefore let's call it "The Solar System"
 
2012-11-17 10:18:16 AM  
Home. We should call our solar system "Home".
 
2012-11-17 10:18:54 AM  
So why do they call Waterworld "Waterworld"? Everyone already knows it's completely covered in water and that's all they've ever known it to be. Why not just call it "World"? Why the "Water"? Are you with me?

www.examiner.com
 
2012-11-17 10:19:57 AM  
Harmless
Mostly Harmless
Hyperspace Exit Y23ZR
 
2012-11-17 10:20:33 AM  
I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.
 
2012-11-17 10:24:15 AM  
In the future it will be referred to as LV-426.
 
2012-11-17 10:27:10 AM  

vinniethepoo: I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.


Are we letting 19 year old mothers name star systems now? "Caleb"? Why not "Tab", or " Jayden" ?! Or some other overly used trendy child name...
 
2012-11-17 10:35:42 AM  

Stratohead: vinniethepoo: I shall name you Caleb. It is a name I have always admired. Do you like that, Caleb?

Solar system: *silence*

Suit yourself. I was much the same once.

Are we letting 19 year old mothers name star systems now? "Caleb"? Why not "Tab", or " Jayden" ?! Or some other overly used trendy child name...


Are people really naming their sons after an antiquated, less-popular diet cola?

ptdudes.com

What's next? Kids being named "Faygo"? "Shasta"?
 
2012-11-17 10:37:35 AM  

log_jammin: alienated: The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.

I was going to say that, but wasn't 100% sure it was correct.


It isn't.

EvilEgg: The Sun's name is not Sol, it is The Sun, just like the The Moon is not Luna and The Earth is not Terra. Those three are special because the are ours. I am pretty certain the Solar System is in the same category.


These.
 
2012-11-17 10:41:48 AM  
a planet made of dirt and water eh?

Hmmm
 
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