posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 03:28 PM
Originally posted by isyeye
Why don't we just wait and see what the aliens that actually live there have named it?
I wonder what aliens have named our planet?
edit on 26-3-2013 by isyeye because: (no reason given)
Forget that, remember how they named Canada? The English couldn't speak the language of the native tribe that was taking them to their village, so
the natives kept pointing to their village and saying "kanata" "kanata". So, what did the English do, they thought they meant the whole damn
land.... they even screwed up the pronunciation and spelling.
Anyway, I like the name Alpha Centauri; 'the foot of the centaur'; 'Southern Pointers'; 'Pointers'; 'Southern Gate'; 'the ostriches'.
That actually brings up another point. If it is renamed, how will the meaning change in other languages?
When Sir John A. McDonald and his cronies were trying to figure out a new name for our (soon-to-be) great country, someone had a (typically Canadian)
"Let's put all the letters into a hat and draw three of them.
That will be the new name of this place ..."
So they did ...
The first letter is pulled, and our hero shouts - "C" eh!?
The second letter is pulled, and our hero shouts - "N" eh!?
The third letter is pulled, and our hero shouts - "D" eh!?