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T, Tee or Tea

Posted by Val Fox on April 23, 2012 at 2:35 AM

T, Tee or Tea – Did you know the most common word in the English language begins with the letter T. The letter T is also the Twentieth letter in the English alphabet, and it is the second most commonly used letter. History tell that the letter T was used by ancient Phoenicians as a sign for illiterate people who could not sign their own names. The letter was eventually changed centuries later by the Greeks to the present letter T.


Here are some words beginning with T that you may or may not be familiar with. The letter T – what would the English language be without it.

See you tomorrow when I will feature the letter U - for Unbelievable.  Have a nice day, friends.


Tabor A light medieval drum buckled onto a player’s chest.     

Talar An ankle-length robe


Tralatition A metaphor


Thegosis Tooth grinding to sharpen the teeth (yikes!)


Traduce         To defame; to slander


Teasel A brush with hooked bits, used to bring up the nap on fabric


Tmesis The separation of a word into parts by an intervening word


Telamon A column curved into the shape of a human male              


Tomium The cutting edge of a bird’s bill


Thanatism The belief that the soul dies with the body









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1 Comment

Reply sharkbytes
10:29 AM on April 24, 2012 
Those are great words- I only knew a couple of them. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs in April. My alphabet is at


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