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Bill Steele

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Registered: 4/22/14
Re: nasa.gov/scientific-consensus
Posted: Jun 5, 2014 2:06 PM
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On 6/5/14, 1:30 PM, The Starmaker wrote:
> And why do they call it "The Moon", instead of..."Moon"? How about "The
> Mars"?
>
> I must have missed a class in English...


Same reason we say "The Sun." Article adjectives specify that we're
talking about one particular instance of a noun. At least officially.
Mostly I think it's about the rhythm of speech.

Mars is a name, not a type of object. When we get a lot of space travel
and have to deal with all the other moons we'll have to start calling
ours "Luna" as most SF writers do.

I used to get pissed off at the guy who did the marquee on our local
theater, who thought every title began with "The." "The Forbidden
Planet." "The Giant." If he's still there it probably says "The Godzilla."


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William December Starr
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Michael J. Strickland
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