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Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?

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Posted by 1 Sep 12th, 2013 at 9:12PM

Yes! Call it the Mozart conspiracy theory.

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1. Posted by Sep 12th, 2013 at 9:12PM

Emperor Nero poured a bowl of alphabet soup out on the ground, and declared that the order of the letters from North to South would forever be the order of the alphabet.

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2. Reply by Sep 12th, 2013 at 10:00PM

I luv it when I mj smoke and others trip :)

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3. Posted by Sep 12th, 2013 at 9:15PM

I may be wrong but i think it's copied after the roman alphabet, which is copied after the Hebrew alphabet. the Hebrew alphabet (the religious letters, not the new ones) is in that order because each letter represents something and the order matters.

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4. Reply by Sep 12th, 2013 at 9:37PM

I took it seriously. you can look at the funny answers

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5. Posted by Sep 12th, 2013 at 9:14PM

what song

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6. Posted by Sep 12th, 2013 at 10:09PM

Alphabetical order is a system whereby strings of characters are placed in order based on the position of the characters in the conventional ordering of an alphabet. It is one of the methods of collation.

To determine which of two strings comes first in alphabetical order, their first letters are compared. If they differ, then the string whose first letter comes earlier in the alphabet is the one which comes first in alphabetical order. If the first letters are the same, then the second letters are compared, and so on. If a position is reached where one string has no more letters to compare while the other does, then the first (shorter) string is deemed to come first in alphabetical order.

The result of placing a set of words or strings in alphabetical order is that all the strings beginning with the same letter are grouped together; and within that grouping all words beginning with the same two-letter sequence are grouped together; and so on. The system thus tends to maximize the number of common initial letters between adjacent words.

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