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“Q” is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in any U.S. territory or state name.
The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters.
The letter J was one of the last letters added to the alphabet.
The Ampersand was once a letter which followed “Z” in the Latin alphabet.
Benjamin Franklin proposed a phonetic alphabet that got rid of the letters C,J, Q, W, X, and Y, but the American public refused to adopt it.
The first “true” alphabet appeared around the 8th century BCE, when the Ancient Greeks borrowed the Phoenician alphabet and adapted it to their own language, giving equal status to vowels and consonants.