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Name the objects, people, or concepts that are depicted in these images.
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Last updated: March 14, 2018
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level 74
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 80
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 80
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 74
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 72
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 72
Mar 15, 2018
So sassy!
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level 52
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 58
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 70
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 67
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 71
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 44
May 27, 2018
How do you pronounce ICE then? Have some ize in your drink?
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level 64
Oct 6, 2018
I think he means when it's spelled 'vise', he assumed it'd be pronounced 'vize'.
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level 70
Jun 13, 2018
I never realised you could have fewer than3 circles in a Venn diagram. Thanks, QM
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level 39
Oct 6, 2018
O> is then Zeus?
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level 62
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 56
Oct 6, 2018
Can't believe you didn't accept vagina for the venus symbol.
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level 65
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 66
Oct 10, 2018
Did anyone else search their mind for a famous ventriloquist whose name began with V..?
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level 65
Nov 5, 2018
Ohh, so that's why the Pokémon move is called visegrip.
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