[LMB] OT: languges, was T-Shirts

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Sep 25 14:22:05 BST 2015


> On Sep 25, 2015, at 5:39 AM, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> 
> The tradition in  English had bee phonetically spelling ou a letter -- zee or zed, ess, tee, en, em, etc.  But more contemporary times, brevity has taken over, particularly for (ugh) cellphone texting:  R U 4 sure?

How old is that tradition?

To me both seem to be mis-guided.   Use words for letters, and use letters for words are equally confusing.

I’m only talking about written communication here, not oral as in Quebec for “Q”.


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