Some deep thoughts are going on at the Palace.

The Royal Family is tweeting about what a perfect alphabet would look like, and how far the English alphabet varies from this ideal. And are there any redundant letters?

Hedvig, Ben, and Daniel are here to help on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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351: A Perfect Alphabet (or, The Royal Tweet)

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Show notes

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