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Aside from a billion preschool-level jokes, any reason to have this? Тyeh? 23:59, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

'Cause every other planet has an article. P-FosterCan't we talk about this, baby?Moderator 00:00, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
... Тycommunications wire 00:02, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, the planet is rather boring. Some of its unusual properties though do attract cranks, such as creationists ([ Uranus article in CreationWiki) and Electric Universe proponents. (Though I'm not sure about the latter. I have some vague memories.)--ZooGuard (talk) 06:08, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
The comments to this article are amusing and give some more possible material. Apparently, Zecharia Sitchin also used Uranus as a prop.--ZooGuard (talk) 06:57, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Nobody is getting at you Anonymous user, if you click the edit button you'll find out what's happening. Proxima Centauri (talk) 08:25, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh my, PC, you finally found that trick! ħumanUser talk:Human 11:51, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Notice the second cloaked comment. Тyrant 16:59, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Notice the article history. :) I tried to put the indent colons inside the comment, then reconsidered, then forgot to put the comment tag back in place.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:03, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Ach. Tyfacepalm.jpg ТyYes? 17:08, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Me, you, or both? :)--ZooGuard (talk) 17:17, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Both. :) ТyYAUA 17:37, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Actually, the jokes aren't preschool, generally, preschoolers might not recognise "anus." Researching this terribly important issue, I came across an authoritative article on the topic of the pronunciation of your anus. Uh, I mean urinous. Damn! URANUS. What was in our article was dead incorrect. Both pronunciations are correct, at least according to Webster's. I have not researched the eat-em-ology, like, how did this mess start? Betcha Wikipedia doesn't have the straight poop on this. Uh, maybe I should check.
  • Turns out that the name of the Roman god is etymologically connected with "urine." At least according to the Wikipedia article. Looking into that, it's not sourced, it is apparently synthesis by an editor. Reasonable, though. --Abd (talk) 02:43, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

I seem to recall the first timer I heard "Yoorinous" being when it became the choice for newscasters when -- was it Voyager? -- one of the Solar System missions, anyway, flew past... Theory of Practice Still tryin' to figure it all out. 02:48, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, Voyager, probably. The giggles would have dented the national economy if the newscasters had said that "Voyager just flew past ur anus." Orly? How did I miss that? "Urinous" is not such a common word, and if they said "the planet Urinous" it would very likely not be noticed. --Abd (talk) 02:59, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

As if changing the accent really changes anything. Photograph, photography, photographic. Such is the nature of English. Lemme guess. The person who named the planet wasn't English-speaking. Got me thinking if the names of the other planets, or the variations in their languages, sounds like something funny.Civic CatTalk to Civic Cat 00:08, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Is there any way we could mention Uranus and Moons close together in the same sentence, such as "Ten moons of Uranus were first discovered when Voyager 2 visited the planet. (Sadly, William Wallace was not there that day for the viewing.)" source (talk) 02:25, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Why is it named Your Anus?[edit]

Simple. Everybody involved in the discovery and the choosing of the name was not a native speaker of English. They simply failed to see it and would not even have thought of pronouncing it that way. This whole problem could be solved by pronouncing the word a bit more Greek or Roman. another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 20:57, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Actually, astronomers have gotten so tired of all the immature jokes that they're petitioning to have the name changed to Urectum. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:20, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Futurama. Yay! another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 21:48, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Reference game on point! It's almost a verbatim quote from Farnsworth, IIRC. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 23:53, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Goodness, people! People named these celestial objects after characters in mythology. They incidentally chose the Roman gods. Grow up now! Nerd (talk) 01:42, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Nobody suggested otherwise. another Jewish conspiracy by (((Laurogeita Hamabost))) (talk) 13:23, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

The Conservapedia quote[edit]

Herschel was a 'devout Christian' as were those deciding upon the name Uranus: these people were confident enough in their faith to use classical names for other celestial bodies.

God did not smite Herschel etc for using the name of a(n effectively retired) god of another faith, and has not provided the 'God-given names' for planets that will supposedly be used in heaven by whatever small proportion of humanity will supposedly end up there.

Therefore Conservapedia is attempting to out-God their version of god.Anna Livia (talk) 17:51, 7 January 2019 (UTC)