New US newspaper The Uranus Examiner becomes the butt of all jokes

If you live in a town with a name like Uranus, you’re bound to be the butt of at least a few jokes.

But this real-life town in Missouri, US, has taken that a step further after the title of its new local newspaper was announced.

The Uranus Examiner seems like the perfect pun – but some people say the name really stinks.

It promises to get to the bottom of all stories, but people are divided on the issue and some have threatened to boycott it.

The mayor of nearby Waynesville, Luge Hardman, said she found the title a little hard to stomach.

"No. I’m sorry. But the innuendo of that title puts the city up for public ridicule," she said.

The title was launched in the small Pulaski County town on Wednesday, a week after another Missouri paper, the Waynesville Daily Examiner, was shut.

Owner of the nearby Pulaski County News, Darrell Todd Maurina, said: "That name does not indicate a serious newspaper."

Already on Twitter , people have been cracking jokes.

Julie wrote: "Is writers block at The Uranus Examiner considered constipation?"

The newspaper’s managing editor, Natalie Sanders, said the title was carefully considered before a decision was made.

They had initially thought about constitution, but it was quickly vetoed.

She said: "Most of the people who love us, and who were part of coming up with the name, liked the Examiner better.

“It’s a serious newspaper. No one’s going to forget this name. I’m sorry but we’re not changing the name."

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