I was recently in NYC and saw the movie Ocean’s 8. I really liked the movie, I love all of the women in it and I liked the story line. I have read reviews on it and the reviewers all have commented on the storyline being too simple. Please, it is a movie to entertain us. I do not need every movie to teach me a lesson or to bring a hardship of this existence on Earth. I go to the movies for enjoyment.
Some of you may be reading this and just said to yourself, “she capitalized the word Earth”. Yes, yes I did. Why is every other planet capitalized and Earth usually is not when used in a sentence? It is our planet’s name. The last time that I was in an English class I believe I learned that a proper noun as in a name is to be capitalized. Right? So why does no one capitalize the name Earth?
If you are to become an astronaut and have the dream of traveling to Mars you will always capitalize it’s name when you are sending text messages back to Earth because you probably are not coming back any time soon. Why is our planet not being treated as a proper noun? Heck with finding out what life forms can be found on Mars, I want to know why we are not capitalizing the word Earth.
Now there are some circumstances where the word Earth should be used with the beginning e being lower case.
Example lower case: She picked up some earth in her hands. (This form of earth is dirt, or any substance that was part of our planet named Earth.) .
See how I did that. My name is Kim and if my arm falls off and someone picks it up they would not say, “hey is this a kim?” No! That is Kim’s arm. Yes this is silly but please then explain why the Earth when named in any sentence is usually not capitalized? When you can explain this get in contact with me.
So I liked Ocean’s 8 because it was a simple fun movie but I am constantly irritated when I am reading and the word Earth comes up in the dialogue and it is in lower case letters. Maybe that is why I wasn’t asked to be in the movie. I would have brought this question up and then the movie would have been too complex for the director but the reviewers would have loved the in-depth thought that I would have added.
Oceans 8 was a movie made on the Planet Earth!