- Mar 19, 2008
Now I remember why I stopped coming here. Something this stupid seriously 'bugs you too damn much'?
Ouch! What Radoh said, Sol and Luna are pretty much the most commonly accepted names; they're not just used in Star Trek and Mass Effect and your comment about us not speaking Latin was just plain silly.Radoh said:OlasDAlmighty said:
And when you say Fiance are you speaking French?
What about when you say Spaghetti, are you speaking Italian?
Have you ever used the word Ergo? What about Impromptu? Quid Pro Quo?
How about any of the words from http://wordinfo.info/unit/3277 ?
You act like we need to use only English words when speaking in English, but the Language inherently draws from other places. We're not going to make up our own words for everything, so before you start trying to find an English name for Sol and Luna, you should first start finding names for every single non-English speaking country, since those all come from their own native tongues.
An MLP:FiM joke.HippySteve said:
Negative.Razor_01 said:Isn't the ball that orbits Earth and other planets called Satellites? No not the dishes that we put up there... I could be wrong but the satellite that orbits Earth is called the Moon. People reference the other Satellites around other planets as their "Moon" but they should be saying their particular name (which unless you have one heck of a memory nobody is going to remember them all) or they should be saying Satellite.
You hear people saying the Sun in this other solar system is blah blah but they should say Star.
Just my thoughts.
All suns are stars, but only stars with planetary systems orbiting them are suns.moon (mn)
2. A natural satellite revolving around a planet.
2. A star that is the center of a planetary system.
Which would actually make sense, since the naming conventions for ships is to name the class after the first ship to be commisioned: The Iowa was the first of the Iowa Class of World War 2 American Battleship.DoPo said:I believe it is because people used to call the big bright thing in the sky "sun" and the other smaller but still big bright thing "moon". It was after that they found out that they didn't live on the only planet, and other planets also had these two things - some times even in greater quantity. So they went "meh" and called all the sun looking things suns, same for the moon looking ones, so the former name, became the whole class of things.
Wow, some people are being really condescending about this.2clueless said:I realize that the OP has bailed.
' Why is our moon still named "The Moon" (and our sun still named "The Sun") '
They are. You even found out why by your own self. Why are you asking us? Is there any reason they shouldn't be referred to by those names?
' They don't sound cool enough! '
' I just thought that.. '
Your first problem. You tried to think. Next!