Rename the letter "W"
- Closed on
- The english speaking world
- United Kingdom
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The letter "W" is commonly pronounced as double u, rather than double v which it more closely resembles.
It only resembles a double u when written incorrectly, either by a child or similarly unskilled hand.
To draw a reference from www.dictionary.com:
"It takes its written form and its name from the repetition of a V, this being the original form of the Roman capital letter which we call U".
From this it is obvious that the name is archaic and outdated, and is kept merely out of tradition. As things stand even the French are more up to date, having named there version the French equivalent of a "double v".
I agree that the letter "W" should be pronounced as double V rather than double U.
The Rename the letter "W" petition to The english speaking world was written by Anonymous and is in the category Government at GoPetition.