Geography: Capitalizing earth

February 26, 2009: Issue 279

Capitalize Earth when it refers to the planet where we live:

These Earth-friendly ideas can save you money.
Taste testers pronounced our flying saucer cookies the most delicious on Earth.

Lowercase earth and related words when they refer to dirt, land masses, or the physical realm of existence:
Landscapers removed nearly a ton of earth.
The colors of earth and sky come together in the soothing master suite.
I have no earthly idea where the last flying saucer cookie went.

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