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Why do they call it a asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it is in your butt?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:33 AM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Correction: protrusion
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:47 AM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • Giggle Giggle


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 AM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • LMAO that's good, I'm gonna use that
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 4:12 AM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • If you examine the words more closely you would find that they originated from the Greek language and mean nothing to what you are referring (i.e., ASteroid as in a$$ and HEMorrhoid as in hemisphere).
    The original form of asteroid in Greek is asteroeids, which means starry or starlike.
    Medical terms are generally broken down to a root word with a prefix (combining form) and/or suffix. Hemorrhoid is formed from -rrhoid (root word), which simply means protusion or sac, and from hem(o), which means blood. In Greek, the original spelling for hemorrhoid is haimorrhois.
    So you see...the beginning of these words have nothing to do with their location. Hope I helped clear things up!
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:46 AM on Feb. 16, 2010

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