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Earf

I just realized that the English name for our planet is really weird: Earth. I’ve been reading a paper that uses this name over-and-over again. At some point I looked at the word and didn’t recognize it. It made me think of elephant ears, shaggy turf hanging over a drop-off out of a Loony Toons cartoon, like Bugs Bunny’s burrow. Like Dr. Seuss goofy looking elephants with shaggy tufts of hair. ‘Earth’ sounds like the name of the planet where all these tufty goofy creatures burrow in the shaggy turf, and have crooked bucked teeth and are named Earl and they can’t even pronounce ‘Earth’ because of their teeth, sounds more like “Earf”.