Saturday, March 15, 2008

the moon has no name

My daughter Emma was working on a science project today focusing on the solar system. She was wondering whether the moon had any other name than "moon." As it turns out, no. Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia.

Unlike the moons of other planets, the moon of the Earth has no proper English name other than "the Moon

This struck her as grossly unfair. Being a person of action she decided to campaign for our moon to be named and added the following to the wikipedia discussion page on the moon.

etymology addendum

I propose that the moon be given the name lyftstan (pronounced lift-stan). This would roughly translate into the phrase sky rock in Anglo-Saxon. Since the earth derives its name from Anglo-Saxon and unfairly does not have its own name this seems like a good choice. Any other thoughts?


kamagra said...

I think it has only one name that's the name the human beings gave it since we realized it existed, I think that project has no sense.m10m

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This can't work in reality, that is exactly what I suppose.

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