A couple months back my back began to hurt and encouraged me to sort of retire from adding posts to this site. Well, my back is feeling better, tomorrow is Pi Day (one of my favorites), and I ran into a comic that was too linguistic-ey to resist. Here’s the comic:
I have to comment:
When you refer to our planet you capitalize the name depending on the context.
- In an ordinary sentence, with “the,” don’t capitalize the earth.
- When you have to leave off the “the,” capitalize the planet’s name. In a list, for example. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are rocky planets.
- And when you’re referring to the stuff you can hold in your hand, it’s “earth” unless it’s the first word in the sentence.
Happy Pi Day!