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All 26 Letters Of The Alphabet RANKED

Don't let the alphabet tell you which order the letters belong in.

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1. A

Whoever put A first in the alphabet did something right. A is strong, sleek, and sexy. We'll say it: The letter A is a total badass.
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Whoever put A first in the alphabet did something right. A is strong, sleek, and sexy. We'll say it: The letter A is a total badass.

2. R

Not only is R featured in a lot of great English words, it's also a prominent character in foreign words too.
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Not only is R featured in a lot of great English words, it's also a prominent character in foreign words too.

3. M

We say "mmm" to M. If it were up to us instead of a bunch of ivory tower lexicographers, we'd put M into the alphabet multiple times.
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We say "mmm" to M. If it were up to us instead of a bunch of ivory tower lexicographers, we'd put M into the alphabet multiple times.

4. F

This letter straight-up looks like it's about to fall over. But it doesn't. And that's enough to earn F a spot on our list of best letters.
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This letter straight-up looks like it's about to fall over. But it doesn't. And that's enough to earn F a spot on our list of best letters.

5.

Is it a question mark? Is it an exclamation point? It's both–and that's why the interrobang an unbeatably cool letter of the alphabet.

Is it a question mark? Is it an exclamation point? It's both–and that's why the interrobang an unbeatably cool letter of the alphabet.

6. L

Ladies love cool L. And so do we. Who doesn't love L? Merriam and Webster apparently, since they rank L a distant 12th on their "alphabetical" list of letters.
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Ladies love cool L. And so do we. Who doesn't love L? Merriam and Webster apparently, since they rank L a distant 12th on their "alphabetical" list of letters.

7. U

It's a fantastic shorthand for the overly long pronoun "you" and it's best friends with the misunderstood Q. Props, U. Props.
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It's a fantastic shorthand for the overly long pronoun "you" and it's best friends with the misunderstood Q. Props, U. Props.

8. [ ]

Some people consider the blank space between words to be punctuation. But it's simply too popular to not make our list of best letters.

Some people consider the blank space between words to be punctuation. But it's simply too popular to not make our list of best letters.

9. B

To be, or not to be, it's not even a question: We choose B.
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To be, or not to be, it's not even a question: We choose B.

10. O

You knew this one had to make the top 10. It looks like a hole and without it we'd have a hole on our list.
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You knew this one had to make the top 10. It looks like a hole and without it we'd have a hole on our list.

11. H

There's no H in "America." And that's an oversight. But besides that, we still think H rocks.
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There's no H in "America." And that's an oversight. But besides that, we still think H rocks.

12. W

No explanation necessary.
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No explanation necessary.

13. E

Yes, every single person can agree that E is the worst vowel. Everyone hates it. If you are reading this, you hate the letter E. But it's the letter you love to hate.
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Yes, every single person can agree that E is the worst vowel. Everyone hates it. If you are reading this, you hate the letter E. But it's the letter you love to hate.

14. T

T is the first letter in Tyranny, as in, "We're sickened by the tyranny of a system that says, 'The alphabet has to be in the order we say it's in.'"
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T is the first letter in Tyranny, as in, "We're sickened by the tyranny of a system that says, 'The alphabet has to be in the order we say it's in.'"

15. SJ

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Technically S and J are two different letters, but most people don't distinguish between these two letters anymore. S and J may be interchangeable, but we still love them.

16. C

Name a single word without this letter in it. It's impossible. Try forming an entire paragraph without it. You'll be unable to do so. That's why we put it on the list.
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Name a single word without this letter in it. It's impossible. Try forming an entire paragraph without it. You'll be unable to do so. That's why we put it on the list.

17. Y

Is it a vowel? Is it a consonant? Just thinking about Y makes us so angry we could commit serious acts of violence. But that passion is what makes Y such a memorable letter.
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Is it a vowel? Is it a consonant? Just thinking about Y makes us so angry we could commit serious acts of violence. But that passion is what makes Y such a memorable letter.

18. b

We didn't forget about lowercase letters. Note that none of the lowercase letters even made the "official" alphabet.

We didn't forget about lowercase letters. Note that none of the lowercase letters even made the "official" alphabet.

19. Ӧ

We can't pronounce it and we don't want to learn how. It's got that air of mystery that we love.

We can't pronounce it and we don't want to learn how. It's got that air of mystery that we love.

20. V (Bold Version Only)

The non-bolded V didn't make our list.

The non-bolded V didn't make our list.

21. G

Most words don't have G in it, which gives this funky letter an exclusivity that we love.
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Most words don't have G in it, which gives this funky letter an exclusivity that we love.

22. Q

Qonsider us fans!
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Qonsider us fans!

23. Thumbs-Up Emoji

It says so much more than any other letter.

It says so much more than any other letter.

24. Z

It might be last to the scum at Big Alphabet, but we think Z deserves a little bit more respect.
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It might be last to the scum at Big Alphabet, but we think Z deserves a little bit more respect.

25. L

It's not a mistake — we like this letter so much it's on the list twice.
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It's not a mistake — we like this letter so much it's on the list twice.

26. X

The REAL last letter of the alphabet, if you ask us.
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The REAL last letter of the alphabet, if you ask us.

Did some of your favorite letters fail to make the cut? Do you think it’s time for the PEOPLE to rise up and put the alphabet in the order THEY want?

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