I’m Sorry, But Are You Just As Totally Confused As I Am?

Pluto may not be a planet. So I learned that the stupid mnemonic device in grammar school : My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles no longer is valid.

Mercury Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune…but no Pluto?! Has the world gone topsy-turvy?

How awful is it that now that this has been determined–years after a bunch of us were taught the contrary–all textbooks are now outdated!  What mnemonic device will they use now?

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nothing?

My Version Ends Methods, Just Strip Understandings Now.

Mnemonic Verses Eliminate Man’s Jingle, Surely Usurping Nature.

Many Variations Expected, Meatheads Juggle Strange Unbelievable News.

Miscellaneous Victories Enjoyed, Many Jousts Sicken Untold Numbers.

My Vibrant Earth Mother Justly Serves United Nations.

And so on and so forth. So now I’m confused.  Oh sure, they gave their reasons for their decision, but what I can’t understand is why it took science so long to debate this?  So now the dang thing has been demoted to one of the seven “dwarf planets”.  Sounds so lame.  Poor, Pluto.  Poor, poor, Pluto.  But hey, at least he’s not Grumpy. 


About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, editor, copywriter, public speaker and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and "Notes from my Brain" series are ongoing projects that evolve with the artist. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In September 2017, she was a guest-speaker and virtually chaired a YOGA Recovery meeting. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.
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2 Responses to I’m Sorry, But Are You Just As Totally Confused As I Am?

  1. LGrana says:

    I couldn’t believe that about poor Pluto either! What’s happening in this crazy world? And did they “name” the one they found beyond Pluto?

  2. Mema says:

    I dunno. Did they?
    I’m not that up on my stars. Except the ones in Hollywood.

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