11 Aug 2011

ALPHABET THURSDAY - The letter Q


Jenny Matlock
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The letter Q in French is the favorite letter for kids, because the pronunciation is "cul" like ass. Sorry I don't want to be rude but it is the truth. Q in English could also mean a queue, which means "tail" in French. In German the Q is pronouced Kuh, which means a cow. So there is quiet a variety in the Q's pronounciation.

So why do we write queue if we could just write q, or the french q instead of cul (ass) and Q instead of Kuh (cow) it would be much shorter.

And this post is the proof that quality goes over quantity, I mean it's short.




Next time you pronounce it




16 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

Q is a funny letter, don't know why we always have to have U after it. Except for Qantas of course. My favourite Q word is Queen.

Jo said...

Good post, Gattina. There were many words in Arabic beginning with Q and no U after it. Have a great day. Jo

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That 'dropcloths' is too danged funny!!! And ironically, the 'hammer' is covering HIS hammer....oh, dear...did I just SAY that?

I enjoyed your company...do hope you'll find time for a return visit sometime. In fact, today my post is: SOMETHING STUPID

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really enjoyed your comics!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

quite cute cartoons!

love the dropcloths...

A Lady's Life said...

lol the cartoons are hilarious :)

Sue said...

Apparently q is an odd letter in every language, one way or another!

=)

claudie said...

I live each year this story about the letter q with the pupils!!!!!

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! So, We, The People who are not in holidays, keep the blogosphere alive... ;)

Amazing!!

Blogtrotter Two just crossed Corsica from North to South. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

ellen b. said...

Ha...Q is weird. Love the drop cloths cartoon...

Ann said...

I was really angry with a kid today. We were talking about snow fights, and he bent over and used his hands to make movements over his ass. I knew it was very rude in his culture. And I asked him why.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Communication can be strange at times. The only word I know is the french word oui “yes” is all vowels. Once I was talking to someone from Holland and they didn't quite understand our “ph” sound is an f...word such as phone.
Anyhow I did find a few words the other day that the Q and following letter wasn't U.

Coffee is on

Teresa said...

What a great post! Fun.

Judie said...

Loved your quartoons!!

H said...

Quality indeed :)
I love the 'You pronounce it' cartoon!!

Jenny said...

Hilarious! That last cartoon cracked me up!

Thanks for the smile.

This was quite a wonderful stop this week.

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