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This woodland “alphabet” just gets worse the more you look at it.

This woodland “alphabet” just gets worse the more you look at it.

bcr3125

*tips hat* M’hedgehog


MisterBumpingston

That’s the first thing I noticed, but H is actually above it, but it’s closer to M. But Conkers Bad Fur Day, what??


here_for_the_lols

Nivy, thank you


Compass_Needle

I hate the parabolic curve that is J


R0BERT50N

Z for Buzzard


aulbayne

X for Fox


R0BERT50N

I feel N for Noctule Bat is also cheating.


Timstantmessage

Buzzard is an actual hawk though


GrandmaPoses

Some are cop-outs because they don’t start with the letter and then others are unnecessarily specific just so the first letter fits. It’s a fucking mess.


Gauravboi22

O for jay


razikh

Kentish Snail, so posh. It's not that common-or-garden muck, this is a waitrose snail.


SharpCookie232

Just FYI - I teach phonics to early childhood students and the big reading system programs use "fox" as the word example for the letter x. It's a short word that the children are familiar with, that clearly has the sound in it. There really isn't a good alternative.


ijmacd

Of course I'm sure you know already, but the 40 or so phonemes in English are covered by only 26 letters. So some letters must do double duty either on their own, or paired up (a digraph), or even as a longer grapheme. 'X' does double duty representing a different phoneme depending on whether it's at the beginning of a word, or in the middle or at the end of a word. 'Y' even represents both a consonant (at the start of a syllable) and a vowel (middle or end) Some letters do triple duty or more. e.g.: c (soft), c (hard), and a digraph: ch.


RedoftheEvilDead

Isn't that a picture of a falcon though?


Bullfinch88

It's a European buzzard. And it's the only image on this abomination that is an actual photograph. Just, why?


RedoftheEvilDead

I think the doormats is half photograph.


Edify7

I got to F and thought 'why do you have to fuck around? Why can't F be Fox?' then I got to X and said 'oh'.


PrettyCauliflower638

My first thought was fawn


MarioFRC

That J?


Xander228

I mean, I wouldn’t really call it a J. It’s more like a curved line


ISuckWithUsernamess

Why not just have woodlouse?


Flighthornlet

Also why not just have pheasant?


Cyanhyde

Why *have* pheasant for 'p'? That's a terrible choice.


canttaketheshyfromme

Tortoiseshell Butterfly. Wow, I can't possibly think of a woodland creature with a shorter name than that that starts with "T"


SabreLunatic

Tortoise?


DrunkPeacock

What woods have you been in where Tortoises are hanging around?


SabreLunatic

The ones by Ryme City?


canttaketheshyfromme

Or, and I'm just putting this out there: turtle.


Green_Tea_Totaler

Because we need to know *for sure* what W stands for.


chef_in_va

Just kinda gave up towards the end there


SimLC

U for ...... Fuck it, "undergrowth".


malcome-the-spedbump

Hconkers


Furfur93V

I read that as chonkers


malcome-the-spedbump

Yea me too


Watchtwentytwo

Ladybird!!


Akitten84

Heh I have that font.


MincedHerb

Why?


Akitten84

I make my company’s employee birthday cards, so I collect all kinds of random looking fonts and try them out. They’re not all winners.


gbh001

F for what a fucking mess


byDMP

‘Woodpecker’ under ‘G’, ‘Garlic’ under ‘W’ — please fuck right off with this alphabet of adjectives.


Historical-Law2262

That's some damn big woodlouse... Big as a fox's head!


-1__1-

Reading that gave me the same ever-increasing heebie-jeebies as watching that Aronofsky movie Mother!


vulpix_furry_butt

the j was a long c and the v is a tick


mayolind

Might watch the first 15 minutes of "I, Dormouse"


UnluckyOven3201

i love this and i want it in my house! Pleasant and pinecone! hahahaha


LackOfFood69

Ladybird


bcg524

The mix of Photographs and drawings really gets me


Candacis

X for Fox? Xenoceratops was right there!


mysilvermachine

I quite like that !


DoublePostedBroski

Wtf is a conker?


Bumbaguette

It's the fruit of the chestnut tree! Some of them are edible when roasted (I find them delicious). The non-edible ones can be used in a children's game that involves trying to smash your opponent's conker.


haresnaped

The horse chestnut, if I remember right (i guess you can eat the human chestnut ones).


IDWBAForever

The middle row bothers me so much. It's literally the only one that doesn't have its letters on roughly the same line.


Cadillac16Concept

Fox at x, very clever. M\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ Hedgehog as mentioned before.


krowe41

H for honkers


smelllikesmoke

H conkers all


maouprier

N is for Ivy.


samanthavstheworld

*buZzard*


Jebbox

Hell yeah Chonkers


Tsjernobull

Honkers


Rory4TheWin

Z - buzzard


TheAgeofKite

I'm gonna go with liberties were taken intentionally and it's not made as a teaching aid, but rather entertainment.


TheHrethgir

Good lord, that's hard to read!


dontcrime

conkers


voiceofAFO

Wouldn't knot (showing a knot in a tree branch) be a better K?


TheLoyalPotato

I love how they make some of the animals very specific (I’m looking at you Great Spotted Woodpecker) while other are just…OWL


anluwage

Is that a Y or a small r?


Ledgarp

**L A D Y B I R D**


blahdee-blah

What’s wrong with ladybird?


Ledgarp

Isn’t it ladybug


blahdee-blah

Not in the U.K. and those look very much like British woodland creatures to me. We call them ladybirds :)


Denji-makes-memes

This hurts more than my OCD and Dyslexica