A is for Alphabet

So, the foxes and the hound have decided to dive into the A-Z blog challenge this month. Today is “A” so, of course, we used the word Alphabet. Aren’t we original and clever? And by we, I mean me, because they have no idea what I’m posting!

Did you know that the word comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, Alpha and Beta? What if the Greeks had really thought this through, would we be saying Alphaga? Or maybe Alphaome? It has always puzzed me why we didn’t use the last letter, Omega. Alas, there is no one left around to ask.

Please come back for the rest of the alphabet this month. I promise Micki, Danica, Lynn and Jeff’s posts won’t be as inane as this one. As for mine, well, no promises there.

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10 Responses to A is for Alphabet

  1. Paula Martin says:

    Calling it an alphabet is a bit silly when you come to think of it! Never thought of it like that before. We could start a new trend of Aphemega, maybe? Thanks for the thought!

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    Jillian, you shouldn’t make a promise you can’t keep (re: inane posts).
    It happens, I’m master of the inane, and quite likely to continue to post inane stuff here — not only as my own columns, but in comments on the posts of youse Resident Foxes.
    Just sayin’
    Inane is as inane does.

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  3. Tonette says:

    You are all highly literate and thinking people…and funny, too,I might add.I enjoy all the posts here…I am a “Wordie”, (as well as a “Foodie”…Ok, “Trekkie” [not “Trekker”], and…and oh well…). I am looking especially forward to this month’s postings.
    [No pressure, People!]

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    • Thanks Tonette. I’m definitely a wordie. Love, love the origins and meanings of words. Thanks for saying we’re funny. Sometimes I wonder if people think I’m trying too hard. Lol I think it’s super that you’re a Trekkie. That’s fun! Okay, so the pressure is ON!

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  4. Lavada Dee says:

    This should prove to be a fun subject. Will try to catch all the posts on it.

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