Are You Letterate?
A litter of literal literature from the lateral littoral


Some words have a curious derivation involving the name of a letter. The relationship usually involves an analogy based on the shape of the letter, but other relationships come from the size of the letter, or the sound represented by it. And then there are words for some odd letters, symbols and punctuation marks.

Sometimes, a plausible but erroneous etymology exists:

Not quite worthy of the list are:


Last modified on 06 September 2020.