Ok, just call me quirky. Whenever someone talks about “other solar systems”, it grates on me.
My logic: even though we call our star “the sun”, sun is just a generic name for any star. The “real” individual name of our star is “Sol”. So we live in the solar system.
Planetary systems circling other stars cannot be a “solar system”, because there is only one “Sol”, and we’ve got it. Other stars with planets should be called something else, like planetary systems.
Ok, so am I hopelessly quirky, compulsive, and pedantic (or maybe just wrong), or do you think there might be hope for me someday.
Does this bother anyone else?