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Old 24 April 2018, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Because it was the name of a Greek god and that's how planets were named.

Interestingly, if true*, the name originates from a word for rain that is the origin of the word urination.
I listened to a science-based podcast years ago where the topic of Uranus came up in the discussion, and its probably a sad thing that the only comment I can remember from it was someone making the observation that, and I'm paraphrasing, "There's no good way to pronounce the name, because somebody will always make a mental connection to peeing or pooping... and then nothing you say about it afterwards makes any difference."

(*Case in point...)
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