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To still find Uranus funny at age 47?

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Snooks1971 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:22:50

Yes I'm puerile, and old enough to know better . DD in Yr5 has been studying the solar system this term and I seem to relish any occasion when I can say: "DH look at Uranus, it's amazing" etc
DH says it was funny the first time but he still smirks.
DS13 thinks it's funny (he would) but DS11 thinks I'm "silly"

MurunB Wed 14-Feb-18 21:33:53


I'm 42 and taking your post as permission to still titter about it for at least another 5 years.

JustDanceAddict Wed 14-Feb-18 21:36:09

That’s cos it is! It was v disappointing when they started calling it ‘uran-us’ on tv!!

RubberJohnny Wed 14-Feb-18 21:36:11

Saturn Uranus is funnier!

Andrewofgg Wed 14-Feb-18 21:36:50

You can't help growing older but growing up is entirely voluntary and not to be recommended!

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:37:02

It will never not be funny.

Houston, we have a problem; Uranus is blocking our view

It always makes me laugh when people try to go with the Americanised 'yurrr-anne-uss' as the pronunciation to try and avoid the funny.

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:37:39

Also I used to teach astronomy so it's extra amusing!

KindergartenKop Wed 14-Feb-18 21:38:14

Haha. My son was pretending to be a lion wanting a 'big dik-dik' for breakfast the other day. A dik-dik is in fact a gazelle thing. DH and I kept making dik jokes and it was hilarious because ds didn't have a clue what he was saying.

ChickenPaws Wed 14-Feb-18 21:39:14

Well I think planets should be afforded a bit of dignity and I get upset that people laugh at poor old Uranus.

And what did Pluto do to end up discarded as a planet?

Very poor attitudes towards fellow members of our solar system.

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:40:18

Pluto couldn't clear its own orbit so it doesn't get to play with the big boys. It's got a lot of mates out there though!

Fredathetortoise Wed 14-Feb-18 21:41:15

I am currently working in Luxembourg. There is a Tran stop called Coque. I snigger every time the automated voice announces it. I nearly snorted when the advertising display screen told me to "Get off at the Coque stop"

Fredathetortoise Wed 14-Feb-18 21:41:43

Tram. <kicks phone>

Lovesagin Wed 14-Feb-18 21:41:49

Funnily enough my ds was talking about the planets the other week and when he got to uranus I started sniggering. Yanbu!

Piffpaffpoff Wed 14-Feb-18 21:41:53


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BeansMrSeanandHeinz Wed 14-Feb-18 21:46:04

So happy I found my people, dik-dik has been a new thing to look forward to when watching a nature documentary.

Can I recommend the cricket when an unlucky bowler is hit on the helmet (the headwear)? But I always chuckle like beavis and butt head cos they said helmet.

WishingOnABar Wed 14-Feb-18 21:46:09

Haha YANBU, ds is obsessed with space and loves telling people that Uranus has a lot of methane in it’s centre, so if you went inside Uranus it would smell of farts gringrin

meandmytinfoilhat Wed 14-Feb-18 21:47:28

My son and I giggle away at this.

EndoplasmicReticulum Wed 14-Feb-18 21:50:11

Oh yes it's funny. I teach year 7s about space. They think it's funny too.

Spitting Image

ghostyslovesheets Wed 14-Feb-18 21:51:07


I'm also 47 - I still sing a song the kids made up years ago

'slugs come from Uranus ...Little Green Men from Uranus ...slime comes from Uranus ...Uranus Uranus Uranus'

and laugh - I'm puerile grin

UpstartCrow Wed 14-Feb-18 21:51:07

There is a town in the US called Mianus.

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:52:25

Uranus is indeed approx. 2.5% fart. It is a lovely greeny-blue colour though. It spins on its side.

HerBigChance Wed 14-Feb-18 21:57:16

I thought Pluto was being brought back into the planetary fold? Maybe I've dreamt this.

Saturn Uranus is splendid. But then I still think the word Bum is funny (late forties here...) and homophones like Pea Nurse.

JustVent Wed 14-Feb-18 21:58:14

I’m 35 and I still find Uranus funny.

My stupid husband pronounces it the ‘now correct’ way though which is boring.

JustVent Wed 14-Feb-18 21:58:48

Herbigchance that was a spoof thing that did the rounds.
Pluto is still out of the game.

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