Alphabet != Letter

In: Personal

8 Aug 2003

One thing that turns me off is when people (wrongly) use ‘alphabet’ in place of ‘letter’. An alphabet is a collection of letters. ‘A’, ‘b’, ‘c’ are letters. They are not alphabets. Everytime I hear someone say it wrong, I’m tempted to correct them whether they like it or not, and I often do.

Don’t make that (painful, painful) gaffe. At least don’t make it in front of me.

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