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    Fast Facts: Oct. 6

    • Phoenicians invented the world’s first phonetic alphabet in 2000 B.C.
    • The five most frequently used letters of the alphabet, in order: e, t, o, a, and n.
    • Quotation marks are the youngest punctuation marks in the English language.
    • “”Q”” is the only letter of the alphabet that doesn’t occur in the name of any state.
    • There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
    • More words start with the letter “”s”” than any other letter.
    • The oldest letter of the alphabet is “”o.”” It’s more than 3,000 years old.

       

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