Astronomy / Astrology

BBC1 just now: “This is an amateur astrologer’s telescope”.

No. No it’s not. It’s not and it’s not and it’s not. It’s not. I’m extremely skeptical that astrologers have ever used telescopes.

Astrology = system of divination that uses the position of the planets, moon and sun in the twelve Zodiac positions at the moment of one’s birth to gain knowledge of the future; bullshit
Astronomy = the study of celestial bodies and the universe as a whole; wonderful

‘course, I can see how people mix up the words, which is probably what happened. There must be a clever way of remembering, like stationery / stationary’s ‘e for envelopes’.

Hmmm. All I can come up with is:

Astrology has ‘log’ in it. Logs are brown, and so is shit.

Well, it works for remembering which colour a plug’s live wire is…You think that’d make it into textbooks?


Other suggestions:

L for Lies (by Ed)
L for Libra