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For most of my life Uranus was pronounced your-anus. About 15 years ago, when NASA had a probe in the area, the pronounciation suddenly changed. I guess it was awkward for obvious reasons for newscasters or teachers to say, "We have close-up shots of your anus". So, your anus became yeranis.

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It's happened again with the African country of NIGER. To my knowledge, it's always been pronounced neye ger. Suddenly, on the news last night, they're doing a report on the terrible starvavtion in naye zheer.

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For most of my life Uranus was pronounced your-anus. About 15 years ago, when NASA had a probe in the area, the pronounciation suddenly changed. I guess it was awkward for obvious reasons for newscasters or teachers to say, "We have close-up shots of your anus". So, your anus became yeranis.

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It's happened again with the African country of NIGER. To my knowledge, it's always been pronounced neye ger. Suddenly, on the news last night, they're doing a report on the terrible starvavtion in naye zheer.

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yeah, i saw the thing on Nightly yesterday.. noticed that too..

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