phonetic starts with a what?

Nice post from my buddy Andy trying to teach his kid some English:

Yes ‘pea’ starts with a ‘p’, ‘bee’ and ‘be’ start with a ‘b’ and ‘tea’ starts with a ‘t’ but…
Why do ‘see’ and ‘sea’ not start with a ‘c’?
Why does ‘eye’ not start with an ‘i’?
Why do ‘inn’ and ‘in’ not start with an ‘n’?
Why does ‘are’ not start with an ‘r’?
Why does ‘you’ not start with a ‘u’?
Why does ‘double u’ not start with a ‘w’?
and the coupe-de-grace
Why does ‘why’ does not start with a ‘y’?

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  • Wait, I know this one! The answer is…”Cuz!”

  • rob

    Don’t you mean “Kuz!”?

  • We are actually experiencing the craziness of our English language these days with Natalie. She is all about sounding out words and asking what letter they start with. And there have been quite a few that have tripped us up.