So you’ll recall that when we thought we had twelve planets we started trying to think of new mnemonics to help people remember the planets’ ordering.
For example, from Yvette:
My Very Educated Mother Canâ€™t Justify Someone Using New Planetary Conventionsâ€¦ oh no, they havenâ€™t named the last one yet!!!
Or from Amara’s friend Damien Broderick:
My very eccentric motherâ€™s cook just served us nine pastry coated xylophones
(On the assumption that the last planet would be named Xena.)
Or from astromcnaught:
My View Embraces Moving Classifications, Just Stop Uncovering New Planets Called 2003 UB313
Or from Alan Hamilton (via Robert Greenham):
Most Victorian Euphoniums Make Cats Jump Suddenly Unless Neighbours Play Calming Xylophones.
So what do we do now we actually only have eight? Do we just drop the last “p” word from the famous:
My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas
and change nine to “nachos”, or “nuts”, or what….?
Your opinions and mnemonic suggestions, please.