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Re: [Chrononauts] Re: Time Wars of the 24th Century

  • FromJonathan Cogan <coganjd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 31 Mar 2006 20:22:02 -0500
What bothers me the most in Sci Fi is when they refer to star systems, other than ours as "Solar Systems". No - the "solar" system is the system orbiting the start "sol". Of course we usually just call it the "sun" :)

Many languages DO call the Earth Terra, though.  French for one. :)

Elliott C. Evans wrote:

Robert P. wrote:
Dim B. wrote:
But I'm afraid that nobody who lives on the Moon *ever* calls
it Luna....
Mr. Bulb, where have you been the last 300 years?  Luna is the
scientific  name for the moon.  Everybody knows that!

How often do you call the planet most of us live on "Terra"?

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
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