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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 19
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2012-11-17 04:01:52 AM
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The Sol system Our stellar system is called a solar system as the star is named Sol.
2012-11-17 08:54:30 AM
2 votes:

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 08:45:45 AM
2 votes:
Yahweh's Psycho Laboratory
2012-11-17 08:02:42 PM
1 votes:

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


Considering all the other planets are named after ancient ROMAN Gods, it would certainly fit to name the sun and Earth after the latin words for sun and earth.

Plus Terran sounds better than Earthling.
2012-11-17 03:27:05 PM
1 votes:
806.4616.0110
2012-11-17 12:40:57 PM
1 votes:
The Galileo System
2012-11-17 11:35:51 AM
1 votes:
Uranus and Company
2012-11-17 10:42:35 AM
1 votes:
Clearly it should be called the Lando System
2012-11-17 10:18:16 AM
1 votes:
Home. We should call our solar system "Home".
2012-11-17 09:58:53 AM
1 votes:
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 09:55:29 AM
1 votes:
The Solar System.
2012-11-17 09:47:05 AM
1 votes:
Holy Terra
2012-11-17 09:39:03 AM
1 votes:
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 09:10:38 AM
1 votes:
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 09:07:51 AM
1 votes:
How about we just call it Home.

Home
2012-11-17 08:36:17 AM
1 votes:
The Fark System

Or the Farking System
2012-11-17 08:35:20 AM
1 votes:
Sector Zero Zero One.

The Terran System.

/next?
2012-11-17 07:39:28 AM
1 votes:
Betty.
2012-11-17 04:12:24 AM
1 votes:
'...or the Mongooses, that's a good team name. "The Fighting Mongooses." '
 
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