Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Plutoed! From a Planet to Mere Slang Term to a Number 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Urban Word of the Day from www.urbandictionary.com

September 12, 2006: pluto

Verb. to pluto someone or something is to downgrade, demote or remove altogether from a prestigious group or list, Like what was done to the planet of the same name.

He was plutoed like an old pair of shoes.
Even worse, yesterday the International Astronomical Union assigned Pluto a common asteroid number.
Pluto has been given a new name to reflect its new status as a dwarf planet.

On Sept. 7, the former 9th planet was assigned the asteroid number 134340 by the Minor Planet Center, the official organization responsible for collecting data about asteroids and comets in our solar system.

The move reinforces the International Astronomical Union's recent decision to strip Pluto of its planethood and places it in the same category as other small solar-system bodies with accurately known orbits. [more on MSNBC.com]
Check out the new revised entry on Pluto at the Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy and Spaceflight.