17/SET/2009 2:33 AM
I think the 'how ever did you ...?' has a rhetorical, non-literal meaning / implication.
'How ever did you come up with that idea!' (implying 'you must be crazy' to have dreamed that up)
There is a much less polite version of the structure too: 'how the f##k did you do that?!'
I think that explains it - although this star-naming business is pretty obscure territory.
I thought they were all called with sequential codes: e23b56k etc - we've run out of names but not new stars!
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