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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for .... another rant I am afraid

Here is another letter that doesn't have enough respect.


Y doesn't have its own sound. 
Y sometimes sounds like a "u" - like in "you."
Y sometimes sounds like an "e" - like in "carry."
(Don't get me started on the double r.)
Y sometimes sounds like an "i" - like in "cry."

Why (sounds like an "i") does the letter "y" not have its own sound?   Who the heck made up these crazy (sounds like an "e") rules?  Don't you (sounds like a "u") just want to smack someone for doing this to the lovely (sounds like an "e") letter Y?

I think Y should boycott (sounds like an "e") our alphabet!

Certainly (sounds like an "e"), Y should get an apology (sounds like an "e"), don't you (sounds like a "u") think?

Oh wait!  How about "yikes" and "your?"  Y does have its own sound!!

Forget I said anything.

I'll stop now!!


Oh my ... tomorrow is Z ... *sigh*


  1. Yowza! You have accomplished your Y-dance! Hello, Fellow Challenger, from #398 - aka Rockin'Chair Reflections! Hasn't this been a great year!

  2. I am enjoying your Alphabet Rants . . .

  3. Ditto what Lynne said!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Glad you and "Y"are fit to a "T" again. Does that even make sense? Julie

  5. Your Y-rant is much more exciting than my Yellow. This month went by way too fast and yet way too slow. I had a hard time keeping up, both with posting and visiting...I have some catching up to do.

  6. No...not's a day of blogging A-Z mean Monday :)

    Y is so difficult for kindergartners when they are writing...when and why always begin with "Y" and I have become very good at deciphering the code.

    Happy A-Z Saturday!

  7. well, if you're going to rant about letters and sounds, you forgot g, c, and q. ;)


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