Only in America :-)
"Sod", apart from being a little ambiguous, is marked as "formal or literary" in the earth (not earthy) context in BE:
"sod /sd; NAmE sd/ noun, verb
1 (BrE, taboo, slang) used to refer to a person, especially a man, that you are annoyed with or think is unpleasant: You stupid sod!
2 (BrE, taboo, slang) used with an adjective to refer to a person, especially a man: The poor old sod got the sack yesterday. You lucky sod! You can use words like man, boy, devil or thing instead.
3 (BrE, taboo, slang) a thing that is difficult or causes problems: It was a real sod of a job.
4 [sing.] (formal or literary) a layer of earth with grass growing on it; a piece of this that has been removed: under the sod (= in your grave)
verb (-dd-) [vn] (BrE, taboo, slang) (only used in orders) a swear word that many people find offensive, used when sb is annoyed about sth or to show that they do not care about sth: Sod this car! It’s always breaking down. Oh, sod it! I’m not doing any more. We’re going on holiday and sod the expense. see lark n.
sod off (BrE, taboo, slang) (usually used in orders) to go away: Sod off, the pair of you!" http://www.oup.com/oald-bin/web_getald7index1a.pl