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Name the objects, people, or concepts that are depicted in these images.
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First submittedMarch 14, 2018
Last updatedMarch 14, 2018
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level 76
Mar 14, 2018
Seriously? The symbol for women -- in pink no less -- for Venus. I know that it's also the symbol for the planet Venus (from a time when there were so few planets that they could each have a symbol), but no one uses it for that purpose any more. A picture of the planet Venus? Out of the question!
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level 83
Mar 14, 2018
Curious what you mean by "from a time when there were so few planets that they could each have a symbol." There are currently only 8 planets. Just 8. In the entire universe. That being said, though, the best symbol is Pluto's - ♇.
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level 83
Mar 14, 2018
*Citation for those who will undoubtedly contradict me: The International Astronomical Union defined a planet as an object that:
  • orbits the sun
  • has sufficient mass to be round, or nearly round
  • is not a satellite (moon) of another object
  • has removed debris and small objects from the area around its orbit

To be a planet, it must orbit OUR SUN. Celestial bodies orbiting other stars are Exoplanets.
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level 76
Mar 14, 2018
LOL. Yes, I include exoplanets when I talk about planets. Do a poll and I think you'll find that almost everyone does. How do I know that? Look up "planet" in the dictionary. "a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star." Do you think more people use the IAU definition, or the definition in almost every dictionary?
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level 46
Oct 7, 2018
Plattitude, there is a difference between "the Sun" and "the sun". Just like there is a difference between "the Moon" and "the moon". I agree with you that sumguy's reasoning is off, but so is yours.
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level 75
Mar 14, 2018
It seemed pretty self explanatory to me
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level ∞
Mar 14, 2018
All questions that I didn't get are flawed!
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level 75
Mar 15, 2018
So sassy!
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level 51
Mar 15, 2018
It's still referred to as the 'Venus symbol'. That's what it's actually called. It came to be used for women because Venus was a goddess and representative of the ancient Greek and Roman ideal for women (e.g., beautiful and a bit flighty). Also, it starts with V.
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level 60
Jul 31, 2018
Lol, wth? The picture used is perfectly fine. I thought it was well known that the Venus symbol is most associated with the goddess.
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level 61
Aug 27, 2019
I do agree that showing the venus symbol in pink is misleading. And leads you into areas related to female. My mind went like ah the venus symbol, but, it is pink hm what could it stand for vemale doesnt start with a v nor does veminine, maybe there is some sort of female protest group starting with a v using that symbol? Well, I dont know any, lets try venus for the hell of it to rule it out. Ow... it IS accepted..
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level 72
Oct 8, 2018
That symbol is called the Venus Symbol. The two standard sex symbols are the Mars symbol ♂ (often considered to represent a shield and spear) for male and Venus symbol ♀ (often considered to represent a bronze mirror with a handle) for female, derived from astrological symbols, denoting the classical planets Mars and Venus, respectively. They were first used to denote the effective sex of plants (i.e. sex of individual in a given crossbreed, since most plants are hermaphroditic) by Carl Linnaeus in 1751.[3
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level 68
Mar 25, 2018
I have never, ever seen 'vise' in print. It's terribly ugly. Thankfully the far more satisfying 'vice' worked.
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level 72
Apr 1, 2018
+1. Incidentally, is it still pronounced "vice" in US ... because spelt like that I've always imagined it to be pronounced "vize"?
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level 53
May 27, 2018
How do you pronounce ICE then? Have some ize in your drink?
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level 67
Oct 6, 2018
I think he means when it's spelled 'vise', he assumed it'd be pronounced 'vize'.
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level 71
Jun 13, 2018
I never realised you could have fewer than3 circles in a Venn diagram. Thanks, QM
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level 38
Oct 6, 2018
O> is then Zeus?
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level 66
Oct 6, 2018
You may be thinking of Mars. Venus' symbol is her handmirror, Mars' symbol is a shield and spear. Jupiter (Roman equivalent of Zeus) is a symbol of an eagle.
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level 59
Oct 6, 2018
Versaille aghhh, left off the blinkin s...
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level 57
Oct 6, 2018
Can't believe you didn't accept vagina for the venus symbol.
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level 66
Oct 6, 2018
FIrst thing that came to my mind for the ventriloquist was "Vaudeville"
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level 36
Oct 8, 2018
Shouldn’t vesica piscis be accepted as an answer?
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level 70
Oct 10, 2018
Did anyone else search their mind for a famous ventriloquist whose name began with V..?
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level 67
Nov 5, 2018
Ohh, so that's why the Pokémon move is called visegrip.
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level 61
Aug 27, 2019
Hah I doubt pokemon is the source of the word visegrip. There are pliers called vise-grip or vice grip (locking pliers) and they are definitely not named after pokemons ;)