Do we really need the letter C?

Of all the letters of the alphabet, I have always thought the letter "c" a bit superfluous. After all, the letter "k" can take over for words with the hard "k" sounds as in: kite, kind, kindred and kitten so why not use it for "kalorie,  korner, kandy and kopy?"   The letter "s" can pinch hit for words with "s" sounds as in: sound, sign, silly and senses so why not use it for "sylinder" and "sytoplasm?" If we laid off the letter "c," kindergarten kids would only have 25 letters of the alphabet to "kopy."  Weight watchers would "kount kalories" and kids would eat "kandy korn" unless they didn’t eat their "serial" in the morning. Oh, I know what you’re thinking!  What would we do about children?  I think the sound that ch makes "kould" be replaced quite nicely by the letters "tsh" because that’s really the sound it makes after all, isn’t it?  Mothers would "kontinue" to warn their "tshildren" to bring along their sweaters just in "kase" they got "tshilly." So what do you say?  "Kan" we say we are agreed or are you a bit "synical?"   ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ If you liked this post, read...Seven Reasons Why YOU Should Sign Up for the Art of Eloquence Newsletter!


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  • Carla

    No, no, no!!!! My name begins with the letter “C” and I do NOT want to be Karla!!! Oh, I like Ks as I make them much better when writing; however, do NOT mess with my “C”. . . ya hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOL Tshildren. . . arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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