Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rapping Up Our Solar System

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  1. I thought Pluto was too small to be considered a planet any more?

    “rapped up” as a play on words was cute, especially for an 8 year old (judging by the handwriting.)

    Also…first? Not sure why that’s important, but I’ll color between the lines.

  2. This one is cute.

  3. Stupid kid forgot Neptune. Everyone knows that Neptune is last.

  4. Our Wordpervert is 8 years old?

    Is that really written by a kid? Thought all kids (say under 10) wrote in big letters and tailed their t’s. No?

  5. The Uranus verse makes me think this is an adult trying to be funny and blaming it on a kid!

  6. Teach, I love Uranus, too.

  7. Pluto is not considered a planet because it does not “dominate it’s neighborhood’, and also because there are 44 similar objects in the solar system that would have to be called planets as well if Pluto was still one.

  8. saffer, I have an 8 year old whose handwriting is similar to this, so I hazarded a guess to the poet warrior’s age. Learning about planets in the solar system seems like a young child’s assignment to me.

  9. I just love the end “Word”. Maybe the kid is Vanilla Ice reincarnated?

  10. saff, that kid’s handwriting is way more legible than mine. For real.

  11. @ #5 Is that why this is a lame? Because people still act like they’re 5 years old and pronounce uranus incorrectly?

  12. I had a teacher that would pronounce Uranus like “urine-us” because it sounded less offensive…

  13. You’re a nuss.

  14. Hopefully this assignment got a D at most?

  15. Wallace, through you, if I may:

    #11 They’re not incorrect. It actually used to be standard to pronounce it as you-RAY-nus before it was officially changed to YOUR-inus. Either way, ‘your anus’ or ‘urine us,’ it’s still an unfortunately named planet.

    But really, is that why this post is up? c’mon.

  16. I highly down that reason this posting is up has anything to do with the one single word, Uranus.

    Mostly because a written word, not a spoken one. Last time I checked it’s really not lame to write, Uranus.

    It’s probably up here because it’s a “cute” rap from a young child.

  17. wow, forgot words. And misplaced words.

    I highly *doubt that THE reason

    because it *IS a written word

  18. This is definitely a win. I hope the kid got an A.

  19. The debate about Pluto is ongoing, and there are plenty of astronomers who continue to view Pluto as a planet. Only four percent of the IAU voted on the controversial demotion, and most are not planetary scientists. Their decision was immediately opposed by hundreds of professional astronomers in a formal petition led by New Horizons Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern. These astronomers reject the notion that an object has to “clear its orbit” to be considered a planet and favor a broader planet definition that includes any object that orbits a star, is not a star itself, and is large enough to be pulled into a round shape by its own gravity. Pluto meets these criteria and is therefore a planet.

  20. doctorchalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

    @Elric Ward
    No, you had a teacher who pronounced it “urine-us” because that’s how it’s pronounced.

  21. @doctorchalkwitheringlicktacklefeff
    It’s properly pronounced “your-anus”, not “urine-us”.

  22. No doubt a product of the public school system. right?

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