Tonight I alphabetized one hundred eighty-three place cards. I found myself mentally singing the alphabet song way more often than Iâ€™m comfortable admitting. After the first handful of cards, realizing that J came before K was easier.
But those middle letters always trip me up. I get the beginning six letters. Those are obvious. And O through T are a cinch. But the last few can stump me (except X, Y, and Z, naturally). Yet I canâ€™t start the song midway throughâ€”thatâ€™d just be crazy. It takes time to sing to U to remember it comes before W.