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I see that the new bus system will include changing from numbering to letters A to F, inclusive.

While Billy Strayhorn wrote Take the A Train for jazz pianist Duke Ellington in 1939 (lyrics by Joya Sherrill, 1944), it may be a while before “Take the A Bus” comes into popular use in Dublin. Somehow a revised Bagatelle song Summer in Dublin won’t sound quite the same with “I jumped on the A to Dún Laoghaire”, rather than the iconic 46a.

Patrick Judge,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co Dublin.

Any excuse

Dublin Bus route redesign (Irish Times letters page) 

Image: Clickworks

Previously: Redesigning Dublin Bus

When My Humming Was Smothered

The frequency with which letters of the English alphabet appear at the start, middle and end of English words, graphed up real nice by David Taylor.

Now you know.

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From ABC For Adults by British illustrator Toby Leigh: a satirical parody of a 1970s children’s alphabet primer already published in French, soon to be published in the US and via crowdfunding in the UK where certain publishers objected to some of the more controversial images, notably Q and S.

Previously: The Ladybird Book Of…

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