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Stumbling over 7

Who came up with our number system? When you go to count real fast or to keep a beat in music you go 123456 se-ven 89 10. Why dooes one number have two syllables? So much easier to cal it “Sev”. Then in the next batch there is “eleven”, 3 syllables, “twelve” 1 syllable, then on to the “teens”. (with another clumsy “seventeen”). Let’s fix this. Don’t care how.

Then we can work on “W” in the alphabet, the ONLY letter with 3 damn syllables, and people even pronounce those differently. It ain’t a “doubleyoo” If anything, it looks like a “doublevee”.

Sheesh, who’s running this show?