Renaming Earth, because its a boring name.

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The planets in our solar system are actually reachable on Wikipedia with their standardized designations of first naming the central star and then counting outward.

For example, our star would be "Sol" (being the Latin word for "sun", clever, huh?), making planet Mercury "Sol-1", Venus becomes "Sol-2" and Earth is, you guessed it, "Sol-3". Interestingly, "Sol-9" still links to Pluto, which I'm pretty sure is outdated because it is no longer a planet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol-3

"Sol Prime" is another term that links to earth, although there doesn't seem to be an official rule for that - while most are willing to give good old Terra the "prime" designation for being the most densely populated/earliest discovered/hub of civilization, others would see it as a synonym for "Sol-1", i.e. Mercury (I remember that's how games like Master of Orion 2 handled it).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Prime

Cpu46:

Durgiun:
I say we call it Rectum.

'Cause it's the biggest shithole in the universe.

That reminds me of a conversation me and my friend had when we were young and not quite as mature. We would name anything under our control myrectum, myballs, or any similar socially inappropriate body part preceded by my. Our logic told us that nobody would invade just out of plain embarrassment.

Reminds me of a story I heard. Back in Yugoslavia some things were named Tito's X. There was one place called Jajce (meaning ''small egg''. But ''jaja'' is also slang for ''testicles''.) It was never renamed.

snappydog:
We should name it... The Spanish Inquisition.
Somebody, please, I've given you the set-up. DO WHAT YOU MUST.

At least nobody would expect it...

OT:Gallifrey, obviously.

I think we should name it Ameurafrica. That's all the inhabited continents, since Asia is really part of Europe.

What about Binky? It's a good enough name for deaths horse, why not for our little planet?

How has nobody said Gallifrey yet?

Durgiun:
I say we call it Rectum.

'Cause it's the biggest shithole in the universe.

Pretty sure Uranus is already.

Terra sounds good to me. When I am the Global Emperor I shall rename it to Terra and we shall all be Terrans.

Aurgelmir:
We live in the Sol System, which is a solar system :)

Actually, I believe that solar system refers specifically to our star system. It is The Solar System.

Anyway, this planet is 'Terra.' (Latin for Earth). It sounds fine to me.

Legendsmith:

Aurgelmir:
We live in the Sol System, which is a solar system :)

Actually, I believe that solar system refers specifically to our star system. It is The Solar System.

Anyway, this planet is 'Terra.' (Latin for Earth). It sounds fine to me.

I stand corrected. You are right :D
As the others are called Star systems :)

Lets call it Sera.

I'm gonna go with Dirtville.

Durgiun:
I say we call it Rectum.

'Cause it's the biggest shithole in the universe.

????????????????

This endlessly confuses me.

OhJohnNo:
Bob.

Anyone who gets my reference wins a lifetime's supply of nothing whatsoever.

i came expecting the Titan AE reference, and am not leaving disappointed

TimeLord:

Nouw:
Holy Terra is the only suitable name for 'Earth.'

Heretic! The Imperial Truth does not deal in your religious views!

And anyway, to be "Holy Terra" you'd need the corpse of a omnipotent being sitting on an incredibly complex machine deep in the Himalayan Mountains that holds the horrors of the warp at bay for all time.

You mean we don't already have that?

Yeah I really don't see a reason to rename it. Not unless we find a another species sometime, and they have a planet with an awesome name. We just can't let them win with the name of our planet.

lacktheknack:

Durgiun:
I say we call it Rectum.

'Cause it's the biggest shithole in the universe.

????????????????

This endlessly confuses me.

I proposed we rename our planet, which is called Earth, ''Rectum'' because I think it is a giant shithole. And, since I know of no other planet that has human-like stupidity on it, I view it as not just a giant shithole, but the biggest shithole in the universe.

If I expand on it anymore I'll be writing a Stephen King length novel. That's a thought.

PDIBPA.

Primitive Dirtball Inhabited By Psychotic Apes. Not to catchy but damn accurate.

My buddies over in Alpha Centari say the planet's name is Sol-3. Makes it easier for astro-navigation. So I'm gonna go with that.

Captcha: I am here O.O

I vote we call it New Scammerdonia.
Seriously how have we gotten to page 5 without a Futurama reference yet?

Eleuthera:
Logically we'd call this planet Water instead of Earth... there's a lot more of that.

By that logic we would be calling it Magma, theres a damn lot more magma under the crust than there is earth and water and air put together.

I shall rename the planet Earth: Bob.

Liberty Prime sounds pretty reasonable.

Come to think of it, how is 'Earth' or our planet name expressed in other languages, it might sound cooler in spanish, italian, japanese, or even russian. I know the latin was Terra, but if I had to rename it for fun I would name it "Stoopid" and then spraypaint the moon "I'm with Stoopid" and yes I like to spell stupid in a funny manner.

captcha: cut and run, th-th-th-th-that's all folks *booked it*

Binnsyboy:

Ectoplasmicz:
Keith.

Lets name our planet 'Keith'.

But then our planet would totally never get laid!

It's totally had its eye on Venus for the last half century!

Captcha: that's hot

Captcha, why do you have a thing for planet sex!?

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That hot enough for you? I'm sure I had a Moon-on-Earth somewhere around here...

Really, if we ended up changing the name of our planet, I'd go for Terra. It just works, and the Terran Empire sounds friggen awesome.

After much thought, the Titan A.E, Futurama, Hitchhiker's, and Doctor Who, and other references already being taken, ignoring my own preference of Sol 3 due to its usefulness in astrological navigation, and me not wanting to go with the typical humans-suck-so-Earth-deserves-a-shitty-condescnding-name option; I have chose a suitable name for Earth.

Bacon.

Durgiun:

lacktheknack:

Durgiun:
I say we call it Rectum.

'Cause it's the biggest shithole in the universe.

????????????????

This endlessly confuses me.

I proposed we rename our planet, which is called Earth, ''Rectum'' because I think it is a giant shithole. And, since I know of no other planet that has human-like stupidity on it, I view it as not just a giant shithole, but the biggest shithole in the universe.

If I expand on it anymore I'll be writing a Stephen King length novel. That's a thought.

Oh, so you're just relentlessly cynical? Sorry, I thought you had an interesting explanation to that. Should have known better on the internet.

Matt Smmith:
I think we should name it Ameurafrica. That's all the inhabited continents, since Asia is really part of Europe.

No Oceania? Awwww.

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Charlie Sheen-
named after The hero of our time.
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Surely if it was changed, this same conversation will be repeated at some point.
"Earth" is only boring because its been used for decades/centuries/whatever...

I am pretty sure that Terra is the latin word for the plaint we live on and earth I think means dirt. So Terra is more accurate I guess, but Terran means (I think) being form earth. So that could be like your cat or something just anything that lives on Earth.

Lets just keep Earth

I vote for "Planet of the horny." Why? Because of the internet.

I like Earth! It's better than Terra, I like that it's not another Latin name. I'm tired of everything having Latin names, Latin can fuck off. The best words are Old English, like Cunt.

If not Earth, I suggest 'Dirty Wet Rock Ball'.

Earth has many names actually, since it's a bit forthcoming to just go 'OKAY, THIS IS CALLED EARTH NOW EVERYONE ON THE PLANET, YOU KAY WITH THAT? OKAY'

Be it Terra, Gaia, Terre, Erde, Bhumi, Ulagam, Maa, Pamant, Fold, Ziemia, Zemlja, Zemya, Dine, Erz, Zewl, Jehun, Zamin, Tierra, Diqui, Chikyuu, Jigu, Bumi, Jorden, Bhoomi, Gi, Choma, Khthon, Dunia, Alem, Dunyaworld, Ardh', Ergir, Acun, Yeyuzu, Yerkure, Mundo, Daigdig, Lupa, Tatar, Zher or Qazaq. And that's just to name a few.

Fact is, only English speaking countries or international science teams refer to this planet as Earth. And as English is the language of choice for a lot of official shit in the world, they just call it Earth.

As Earth literally means the ground, mud, soil, and caves (Yeah, it's vague). I'd hazard a guess that the old English didn't intend for the word 'Earth' to mean the whole planet, but I guess it just turned out that way.

Bah, just leave it as is. Sure it's not particularly amazing but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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