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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.

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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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?

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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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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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.

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.

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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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

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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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BLeP wrote:
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.

You're such a Trump ball washer! - Duffy - Feb 8, 17 13:18
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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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