Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Dec 13 14:14:22 UTC 2006

your-uh-nus (the prudish pron) is the pronunciation that I learned
from my professional astronomer father, so does that make 2?

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:58:21 -0500
>From:    "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at MSU.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Mispronunciation
>I believe it was the late Carl Sagan's PBS 'Cosmos' series which
>introduced the less well known (and previously, I believe, British
>English) use of URanus, although professional astronomers in the US
>had apparently used the form for some time (according to my extensive
>survey of one US astronomer).

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