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QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 1

McKay The Disorganised


It's been a long time since I did one of these :

What used to come after Z in the alphabet ?

smiley - cider


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 2

swl

A full stop?


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 3

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - musicalnoteNow I Know My ABCs,smiley - musicalnote
smiley - musicalnoteNext Time Won't You Sing With Me.smiley - musicalnote


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 4

McKay The Disorganised

It was not a full stop, swl, but it is still today.

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QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 5

McKay The Disorganised

You'll need the whole song Baron. Oh and some latin.

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Post 6

McKay The Disorganised

Sorry that should have said USED today

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Post 7

pebblederook-The old guy wearing surfer beads- what does he think he looks like?

Bacon & Eggs?

After a lot of ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ's it's breakfast for me.

smiley - biggrin


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 8

toybox

A treble U?

Hmmm, no, that would come after the W...

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QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 9

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")


Wasn't there another letter for the "th" sound at one point that looked a bit like a 'y'? Or is this just something I've wrongly remembered from QI?

I think I'm right in saying that the Russian Cyrillic alphabet had a number of unnecessary letters removed after the revolution...


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 10

toybox

smiley - eureka

The letter is H. It's still there, actually.


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Post 11

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

No, I remember reading about the "th" character. It looked like a 'p' but with the vertical line extended equally above as below.


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 12

aka Bel - A87832164

You mean this one?

A2922077


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 13

aka Bel - A87832164

The yogh looks more like what McKay is looking for:

A22808243


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Post 14

hygienicdispenser

Did you know that an old English name for the letter Z is 'izzard'?


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Post 15

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Yes, Bel, that's the one I was thinking of and that's also where I know it from, of course. smiley - laugh


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 16

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Is it omega?


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 17

Mu Beta

H.

Certainly in the Greek alphabet, this would be true.

B


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Post 18

toybox

Ah, you take away all crypticity of Post 10 smiley - biggrin


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 19

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - offtopic After rereading the Þ guide entry, A2922077, I thought it might interest the folks on Reddit's 'Today I Learned' section. It did. It got upvoted to the front page. http://redd.it/psark

Anyway, carry on.

/smiley - offtopic


QI ~ And so do you know it ?

Post 20

aka Bel - A87832164

smiley - wow that's great. smiley - smiley


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