Written by Gail Farrelly

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Topics: Pluto

Monday, 8 January 2007

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Pluto the Pooch stays positive and refuses to "pluto" his own name!

Since to "pluto" means "to demote or devalue someone or something," perhaps not everyone would be delighted to discover that such a word was derived from one's own name.

That's not the case with Disney's Pluto the Pooch, though. He's told friends that he's "completely over the moon" that HIS name is the inspiration for the word of the year. Behind his back, many are whispering and making fun of him. They, of course, are the same people who had lots of laughs at the dog's expense when Pluto the "planet" was demoted from "planet" status.

But Pluto the Pooch has lots of self-confidence, holds his head up high, and pays no attention to the snickering masses. And as he's told best friend Mickey Mouse, "Listen, at least I'm not tempted to smack a kid, the way Tigger did recently at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida!"

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