why the Plutarch?

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why the Plutarch?

Postby JGatsby on Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:28 pm

I think the title speaks for itself :wink:
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Postby bloodeye on Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:27 am

Why not?
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Postby HiFranc on Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:30 pm

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Postby bloodeye on Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:53 am

While my answer stands, regardless, I'm guessing is in referance to the big debate they had going on about properly classifying planets. What counts as a planet, what doesn't, and why. And if something isn't a planet, what do you call it? Was a really good chance Pluto would end up classified as something that wasn't a planet, and am guessing 'Plutarch' is the word they settled on.

Of course, I could be utterly mistaken.
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Postby Crystalis on Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:06 am

I'm fairly sure the word I saw used to describe pluto is 'dwarf planet'.
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Postby bloodeye on Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:08 am

...well, that's technically two words.... but might be the term they desided on. I havn't really been following it.
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Postby Crystalis on Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:05 am

Which brings about the new question - What is the plutarch?
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Postby Schol-R-LEA on Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:21 pm

I forget who Plutarch was exactly. I think he was an ancient Roman writer, possibly an early church father... let me check...



Ah, I see. According to Wikipedia, Plutarch was a historian who lived in the 1st century and early 2nd century CE, and is best known for Parallel Lives and The Life of Alexander The Great. I assuming this is accurate, that is (which with Wikipedia you never know, though for this sort of thing it's usually OK).

As for why Gav<sub>character</sub> said it, I have no idea. It must have just sounds funny to him, I guess.
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Postby towr on Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:29 am

Crystalis wrote:Which brings about the new question - What is the plutarch?
I would hazard to guess hell, or whatever falls under hell's reign. Pluto being the roman god of the underworld, and arch (from greek archein "to rule") meaning 'rule/reign'.
That and it fits the context..
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Postby Gav on Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:34 am

Heh heh. Maybe I got a little too esoteric there. I didn't mean any subtext. I just thought it sounded funnier than "What the hell?"

In real life, I often throw whatever weird random word happens to pop into my head at that moment into that statement... "What the spatula is going on here...?" "What the freakizoid is that?" "What the Corporate Bitch Barbie do you mean?"

In this case, "Plutarch" was what sprung to mind.
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