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Should This Be a New Letter in the Alphabet?

80 percent of all written paragraphs, including this one, feature the word "the." This word is the most commonly used word in the English language. So why doesn't "the" have its own symbol? 

The Australian restaurateur Paul Mathis has proposed we make language more efficient by employing the symbol Ћ - which is the combination of the letters "T" and "h" - in place of the word "the."

Let's give it a try. Here is how the above two paragraphs would read:

80 percent of all written paragraphs, including this one, feature Ћ word "Ћ." This word is Ћ most commonly used word in Ћ English language. So why doesn't "Ћ" have its own symbol? 

Ћ Australian restaurateur Paul Mathis has proposed we make language more efficient by employing Ћ symbol Ћ - which is Ћ combination of Ћ letters "T" and "h" - in place of Ћ word "Ћ."

So, was that as good for you as it was for me? Mathis has apparently spent nearly $40,000 developing the symbol and advocating its inclusion as the 27th letter of the alphabet. 

Is this a good idea? The argument for the inclusion of Ћ is spelled out in the video below, by Per Square Media.

Watch here:

 

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