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Old 07-24-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Suppose you want to take your SO on a Sunset beach walk; what sounds better? A romantic sunset or a "romantic rotation" away from the sun?

I say stick with Sunset! : )
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I just got repremented by a friend after correcting her about the sun setting. I said, the sun is not setting, as if it is actively doing anything. The sun never actually sets or rises. The sun is fixed as in the center of the universe. So we either move into the suns rays (rising) or away (setting). Does this bug anyone else?
For someone so picky and literal - learn how to spell! It's REPRIMANDED, not repremented.

And if you want people to say something besides the simple, brief, well-understood "sun is setting" - what do you propose? An in-depth scientific explanation each time?
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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Friend: ''What are you doing?'' You: ''I'm observing the rotation of the earth carry me out of the line of sight of the sun due to the curvature of the earth causing the earth itself to get between me and the sun.''
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To be fair, this may be the perfect way to impress someone who is into astrophysics.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Fixed it for you.

To be fair, this may be the perfect way to impress someone who is easily impressed, not too bright, and into astrophysics at a third grade level.

If the OP wants to impress, it is much more interesting to say that the sun has already set before we see it set. (True)
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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I just got repremented by a friend after correcting her about the sun setting. I said, the sun is not setting, as if it is actively doing anything. The sun never actually sets or rises. The sun is fixed as in the center of the universe. So we either move into the suns rays (rising) or away (setting). Does this bug anyone else?
Most people understand that language is full of non-literal phraseology and do not get bent out of shape over said usage.

For such a pendant, you are rather ignorant about the Sun, which is hardly the center of the universe. It is, however, a proper noun, and so should always be capitalized. Of course, your incorrect usage doesn't bother me and I wouldn't normally point it out, except to illustrate that fact that you're not really all that knowledgeable - you're just playing GOTCHA, I'M SO SMART! games with one thing you happen to know.

I suspect that's why you were 'repremented'.
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...For such a pendant...
That's gotta hurt - OOF!!!!
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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I just got repremented by a friend after correcting her about the sun setting. I said, the sun is not setting, as if it is actively doing anything. The sun never actually sets or rises. The sun is fixed as in the center of the universe. So we either move into the suns rays (rising) or away (setting). Does this bug anyone else?
Did you mean to say that the Sun is at the center of the Universe, or that it is at the center of the solar system? If you actually meant to say that the Sun is fixed as the center of the solar system, then to be scientifically precise which you are attempting to be, you have to state that the center of our solar system is actually the barycenter around which the Sun wobbles, or at times revolves, depending on whether the barycenter is just inside the body of the Sun or slightly outside the surface of the Sun, the situation depending on how the alignment of the planets affects their combined gravitational pull on the Sun. The gravitational pull of a planet or planets on a star causes the star to wobble.

But for normal everyday conversation, the Sun is the center of the solar system, and the Sun sets.

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Old 07-28-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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That's gotta hurt - OOF!!!!
Glad someone else caught it. I had tears in my eyes laughing.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I just got repremented by a friend after correcting her about the sun setting. I said, the sun is not setting, as if it is actively doing anything. The sun never actually sets or rises. The sun is fixed as in the center of the universe. So we either move into the suns rays (rising) or away (setting). Does this bug anyone else?
Sunsets and sunrises are related to your geographical location, so you are right about earth rotation, but your friend is right about the sunrises and sunsets where you live. By the way you local weather forecast may include a sub-link for sunset and sunrise hours.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Silly thread.
More stupid than silly!
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