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The most useless letter in the alphabet
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Can the LR sort this out once and for all?

I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.

Why do you hate superfluous u’s?

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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W. I mean even the name says it can get by with UU. You knouu uuhat I mean?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?

What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?

What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.

You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat

Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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C can also sound like ‘ch’ - e.g., cello. No other letter on its own can do the ‘ch’ sound. And would you really want a word like “chew” spelled “khew”? I don’t think C is the useless letter winner of this useless discussion.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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A combination of ACDN
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat

Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."

Listen more carefully. Nobody says oot I’ve never heard that. We say oat.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [wimsey] [ In reply to ]
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C can also sound like ‘ch’ - e.g., cello. No other letter on its own can do the ‘ch’ sound. And would you really want a word like “chew” spelled “khew”? I don’t think C is the useless letter winner of this useless discussion.

Damn you. I damn you to hell.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat


Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."


Listen more carefully. Nobody says oot I’ve never heard that. We say oat.

Oot and aboot.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat

Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."

Listen more carefully. Nobody says oot I’ve never heard that. We say oat.

I can't believe you're arguing that you sound even less educated than originally proposed
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat

Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."

Listen more carefully. Nobody says oot I’ve never heard that. We say oat.

I can't believe you're arguing that you sound even less educated than originally proposed

Hey I have a bag of dicks here. Suck it.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
windywave wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat

Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."

Listen more carefully. Nobody says oot I’ve never heard that. We say oat.

I can't believe you're arguing that you sound even less educated than originally proposed

Hey I have a bag of dicks here. Suck it.

Sook you mean, eh?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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The power of Krist compels you.

Sorry, that was in reply to you damning Windy to hell. Not too skilled on the phone.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
Can the LR sort this out once and for all?

I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.

So you're saying that C does the job of two other letters, plus does the "ch" sound as well? It's a multi-tasker. Sounds like you could get rid of S and K before getting rid of C.

Slowguy

(insert pithy phrase here...)
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
Can the LR sort this out once and for all?

I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.

Perfect example of using K to replace C:


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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

BLeP at hockey game: "Hey, you! What's that K stand for?"
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Somebody has to post this, so it may as well be me (public domain):

"A Plan for the Improvement of Spelling in the English Language

By Mark Twain

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter “c” would be dropped to be replased either by “k” or “s”, and likewise “x” would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which “c” would be retained would be the “ch” formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform “w” spelling, so that “which” and “one” would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish “y” replasing it with “i” and iear 4 might fiks the “g/j” anomali wonse and for all.

Generally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeiniing voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez “c”, “y” and “x”—bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez —tu riplais “ch”, “sh”, and “th” rispektivili.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld."



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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [slowguy] [ In reply to ]
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slowguy wrote:
BLeP wrote:
Can the LR sort this out once and for all?

I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.

So you're saying that C does the job of two other letters, plus does the "ch" sound as well? It's a multi-tasker. Sounds like you could get rid of S and K before getting rid of C.

The language of my people did away with the K and uses C instead.
We also don't have Q, V, X or Z but somehow still ended up with 29 'letters'.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Can we help it if we learned English from the British?


They invented the language so there's that.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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F

Spell "phonetic" phonetically.

See, you don't need "F".

(It would be cumbersome having to talk about throwing out "PH-bombs" vs the simpler phrase (frase?) "F-bombs".)


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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [WelshinPhilly] [ In reply to ]
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WelshinPhilly wrote:
slowguy wrote:
BLeP wrote:
Can the LR sort this out once and for all?

I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.

So you're saying that C does the job of two other letters, plus does the "ch" sound as well? It's a multi-tasker. Sounds like you could get rid of S and K before getting rid of C.

The language of my people did away with the K and uses C instead.
We also don't have Q, V, X or Z but somehow still ended up with 29 'letters'.

Wales is a lovely part of the world and I don’t mean to be rude, but if you folks think Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a reasonable name for anything, you aren’t very persuasive in conversations about simplifying language.

Btw, this guy is a linguistic hero:


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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
wimsey wrote:
C can also sound like ‘ch’ - e.g., cello. No other letter on its own can do the ‘ch’ sound. And would you really want a word like “chew” spelled “khew”? I don’t think C is the useless letter winner of this useless discussion.

Damn you. I damn you to hell.

If we are picking between C an K, how do you not go for the letter that is silent 90% of the time?
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.


Why do you hate superfluous u’s?


What kills me is that you overuse it, but, you really never need it. Just spell the words the way you say them. For example: "Let's go oot and aboot!" See, no "u" needed.


You stupid Americans can’t even mock our accent correctly.

We don’t say oot and aboot

We say oat and aboat


Nope. My Canadian buddies from Hamilton live right next to your dumb ass and they say "oot and aboot."


I met a lovely family from Wisconsin last month. You folks have absolutely no leg to stand on when it comes to making fun of people's accents.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.

Fck Yo

See that just doesn't work.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [M~] [ In reply to ]
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M~ wrote:
JSA wrote:
U. Elimination of the letter would stop the Canadian overuse of same.

Fck Yo

See that just doesn't work.

Fook yoo!

Sure it does.

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [VagueRunner] [ In reply to ]
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VagueRunner wrote:
BLeP wrote:
wimsey wrote:
C can also sound like ‘ch’ - e.g., cello. No other letter on its own can do the ‘ch’ sound. And would you really want a word like “chew” spelled “khew”? I don’t think C is the useless letter winner of this useless discussion.


Damn you. I damn you to hell.


If we are picking between C an K, how do you not go for the letter that is silent 90% of the time?

But C is used to make an S sound too so we could also eliminate that confusion.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [TiDriver] [ In reply to ]
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TiDriver wrote:
The power of Krist compels you.



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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [wimsey] [ In reply to ]
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wimsey wrote:
WelshinPhilly wrote:
slowguy wrote:
BLeP wrote:
Can the LR sort this out once and for all?


I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.


So you're saying that C does the job of two other letters, plus does the "ch" sound as well? It's a multi-tasker. Sounds like you could get rid of S and K before getting rid of C.


The language of my people did away with the K and uses C instead.
We also don't have Q, V, X or Z but somehow still ended up with 29 'letters'.


Wales is a lovely part of the world and I don’t mean to be rude, but if you folks think Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a reasonable name for anything, you aren’t very persuasive in conversations about simplifying language.

Btw, this guy is a linguistic hero:

https://youtu.be/fHxO0UdpoxM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>


I prefer the Naomi Watts version..


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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [wimsey] [ In reply to ]
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C can also sound like ‘ch’ - e.g., cello. No other letter on its own can do the ‘ch’ sound. And would you really want a word like “chew” spelled “khew”? I don’t think C is the useless letter winner of this useless discussion.

You replace "ch" with J. For example, our trade war with Jina.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Why not X? It's either Z - zylophone, or CKS - bocks. Put your socks in that bocks. The focks ran over the rocks.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [ripple] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, we could do away with x as well.

Ekshibishun

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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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I always thought this one was quite funny:

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German (which was the other possibility). As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English."

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be> replaced with "f." This will make words like fotograf 20 per cent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, alwil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the fourth yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no> mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

Zen ve vil rul ze world!!
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [schroeder] [ In reply to ]
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schroeder wrote:
wimsey wrote:
C can also sound like ‘ch’ - e.g., cello. No other letter on its own can do the ‘ch’ sound. And would you really want a word like “chew” spelled “khew”? I don’t think C is the useless letter winner of this useless discussion.


You replace "ch" with J. For example, our trade war with Jina.

Jucky Jeese has a nice ring. Jewing gum not so much.
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Re: The most useless letter in the alphabet [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
Can the LR sort this out once and for all?

I nominate C and Q. But I am willing to hear other nominations with arguments.

C: it’s copies K and S. it doesn’t even have a sound of its own. Pathetic.

Q: it’s dependant on the letter u to do it’s dirty work and can easily be replaced by kw.


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