Thursday, April 25, 2019

#atozchallenge Valuable Valiant V

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter V

We're celebrating our Tenth Anniversary here at the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

#AtoZchallenge. The blog hop that made an online community by asking bloggers to spend the month of April using the English alphabet as inspiration for their posts. We're glad you stopped by today.

V trivia:
  1. V is never silent in any word. (Excludes proper nouns, which aren't dictionary words anyway.)
  2. The letter V was created when the Romans changed the look of the Etruscan upsilon, which was stolen from the Greeks, who took it from the Phoenicians (Canaanites), who adapted it from the Proto-Sinaitic Egyptian scribe shorthand.
  3. Letter v and u were once interchangeable.
  4. Ever wonder why "W" isn't pronounced "double-V"? It's because Germanic languages influenced heavier than Classical Latin.
  5. In Roman numerals, five is written as V.
  6. V is the sixth least frequently used letter in the English language.
  7. Seven words that end with V:
    • improv
    • isogriv
    • maglev
    • shiv
    • schav
    • vav
    • lev
  8. Vizcacha: a burrowing rodent. Has a base score of 27 in the game of Scrabble.
  9. The word venison derives from the Latin word venor, which means hunted. It could refer to the edible meat of any hunted animal, but deer were the most popular game when the word was coming into use, thus it most often means deer meat.
  10. Haricots Verts (French-style green beans) are pronounced “arr-ee-co-vair.” Vichyssoise (a cold potato leek soup) is pronounced “vishy-swozz.”

Villians! Who is your favorite fictional one and why?

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Powdered Toast Man said...

I love random facts. I use vav in scrabble a lot when I get stuck with two v's.

My favorite villain is Brain from Pinky and the Brain.+

Pr@Gun said...

Jamie said...

Very interesting V info!

Masoom said...

V for Vessel

ujjwal mishra said...

Rob Z Tobor said...

I like the Letter V because it is possible to say WXYZ very quickly . . . And that is a good thing

Rob Z Tobor

Cathy Kennedy said...

Voilá! VVonderful, VVonderful V-list. In yesterday's 'U' post I sketched The Little Mermaid's main villain, Ursula and today's illustration, you'll get to see her as Vanessa. I hope you'll visit me soon! ;)

Anne M Bray said...

Vroom! Hitting velocity as we reach the end!

The V truck:

The V shoe:

Sharon E. Cathcart said...

Continuing our celebration of 10 years in print for In The Eye of The Beholder ...

V is for Visiting Cards

Girl Who Reads said...

Fun trivia.

Check out the V titled books I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

Sunita said...

V for Verdant Valley

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

W IS pronounced "double-V" in French ;)) I guess we are more Latin than Germanic!
V = Value

Anjana said...

As always informative post for today!
My post for the V day is -

Janet said...

Thanks for the scrabble help. Interesting tidbits.

Janet’s Smiles

Charan Deep Singh said...

My theme this year was Bollywood Cliches. Today I talk about changing Viewers's tastes and how a cliche called Voice-over persists. Read V is for Viewers and Voice overs in Hindi Films

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Not only is V always pronounced, in the Hawaiian language, the letter W in the middle of a word is pronounced as a V so Hawaii can correctly be pronounced: Ha-vy-ee (but not: your velcome!)

2 gators said...

v is for vehement


My post for "V" is linked below:

Claire Annette said...

Thanks for all the information about the letter V which was my most difficult post to write since I wasn't impressed with the V book that fit my theme. I don't feel so bad now knowing that it isn't a frequently used letter.