How the Phrase “Out Like Pluto” Came to Be

by Ted Cockle

When I first heard in 2006 that Pluto was no longer a planet, I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed—mostly because my acronym no longer worked…

My
Very
Excellent
Mother
Just
Served
Us
Nine
…<poof>

Nine what’s? Ahh!

Of course I wanted the acronym to still work, but after watching this, I was convinced of Pluto’s non-planetary status—lest our acronym grow quite . . . um . . . astronomically.

Check it out:

(via 22 words)

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