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From ‘Your-Anus’ to ‘Urine-us’: The Rebranding of Uranus

Uranus has long been a source of delight to schoolboys… Wait, let’s try that again. No matter which way you pronounce our solar system’s seventh planet — “Your anus,” “Urine-us,” or the somewhat more iambic, “You’re on us” — they all yield a giddy chuckle when subjected to headlines like, “Methane...