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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: Geoquest on 12/04/2011 03:11:13

Title: Is it "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench?
Post by: Geoquest on 12/04/2011 03:11:13
Hi all...just stumbled across this forum and while I will be following up with an intro post I couldn't wait long enough to try and get this question answered. I saw an episode of How the Earth was Made and in this same episode the trench is sometimes referred to as Mariana and at other times as Marianas. Doing a quick search on google returns both spellings. Is it proper to refer to it in both ways or is one preferred in the geo community?

Thanks in advance : )
Title: Is it "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench?
Post by: BioWizard on 12/04/2011 05:29:36
Hi all...just stumbled across this forum and while I will be following up with an intro post I couldn't wait long enough to try and get this question answered. I saw an episode of How the Earth was Made and in this same episode the trench is sometimes referred to as Mariana and at other times as Marianas. Doing a quick search on google returns both spellings. Is it proper to refer to it in both ways or is one preferred in the geo community?

Thanks in advance : )

Hi Geoquest, I think that you use both "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench. Because the word "Mariana" and "Marianas" is just half similar because of the added "s". Thanks!

-BioWizard
Title: Is it "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench?
Post by: Bass on 12/04/2011 15:43:58
Both are in popular usage, but "Mariana Trench" is the proper term.  There is, however, a punk rock band from Canada called Marianas Trench.
Title: Is it "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench?
Post by: BioWizard on 13/04/2011 02:42:07
Both are in popular usage, but "Mariana Trench" is the proper term.  There is, however, a punk rock band from Canada called Marianas Trench.

Interesting Bass!
Title: Is it "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench?
Post by: Geoquest on 13/04/2011 04:04:56
Thanks for the responses guys! The advisor I have been speaking with at UT Dallas also happens to be in the Mariana Trench episode of "How the Earth was Made" so I figured it would be a good idea to not commit a geological faux pas.  [:)]

Unfortunately I do not have the episode saved and I cannot remember which version of the trench he used.

I'll stick with Mariana and yes I did notice when I did my google search that there is a band named after the trench.....pretty funny!
Title: Is it "Mariana" or "Marianas" Trench?
Post by: BioWizard on 13/04/2011 05:58:50
Thanks for the responses guys! The advisor I have been speaking with at UT Dallas also happens to be in the Mariana Trench episode of "How the Earth was Made" so I figured it would be a good idea to not commit a geological faux pas.  [:)]

Unfortunately I do not have the episode saved and I cannot remember which version of the trench he used.

I'll stick with Mariana and yes I did notice when I did my google search that there is a band named after the trench.....pretty funny!
Your welcome! [:)]


I'll stick with Mariana and yes I did notice when I did my google search that there is a band named after the trench.....pretty funny!
I know, lol! [:D]