Just Jazzy 201

pluto (v) – to demote or devalue something (as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet and demoted it to its present status as a ‘dwarf planet’ or a ‘plutoid’.)

The decision to recognize this new meaning for the word ‘pluto’  was made by the American Dialect Society, a noble institution that has been nitpicking word usage for 117 years.  ‘Pluto’ was their 2006 word of the year.

Well that's just weird.

Well that’s just weird.

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5 thoughts on “Just Jazzy 201

  1. I don’t recognize what any Astronomical General Assembly says about Pluto… it’s still a planet to me! Just like all those new countries that have formed since my geography class in 1987 still don’t exist in my mind… I remember things as I learned them!

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