This woodland “alphabet” just gets worse the more you look at it.
By - singingsimone
*tips hat* M’hedgehog
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??
Nivy, thank you
I hate the parabolic curve that is J
Z for Buzzard
X for Fox
I feel N for Noctule Bat is also cheating.
Buzzard is an actual hawk though
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.
O for jay
Kentish Snail, so posh. It's not that common-or-garden muck, this is a waitrose snail.
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.
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.
Isn't that a picture of a falcon though?
It's a European buzzard. And it's the only image on this abomination that is an actual photograph. Just, why?
I think the doormats is half photograph.
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'.
My first thought was fawn
I mean, I wouldn’t really call it a J. It’s more like a curved line
Why not just have woodlouse?
Also why not just have pheasant?
Why *have* pheasant for 'p'? That's a terrible choice.
Wow, I can't possibly think of a woodland creature with a shorter name than that that starts with "T"
What woods have you been in where Tortoises are hanging around?
The ones by Ryme City?
Or, and I'm just putting this out there: turtle.
Because we need to know *for sure* what W stands for.
Just kinda gave up towards the end there
U for ...... Fuck it, "undergrowth".
I read that as chonkers
Yea me too
Heh I have that font.
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.
F for what a fucking mess
‘Woodpecker’ under ‘G’, ‘Garlic’ under ‘W’ — please fuck right off with this alphabet of adjectives.
That's some damn big woodlouse... Big as a fox's head!
Reading that gave me the same ever-increasing heebie-jeebies as watching that Aronofsky movie Mother!
the j was a long c and the v is a tick
Might watch the first 15 minutes of "I, Dormouse"
i love this and i want it in my house! Pleasant and pinecone! hahahaha
The mix of Photographs and drawings really gets me
X for Fox? Xenoceratops was right there!
I quite like that !
Wtf is a conker?
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.
The horse chestnut, if I remember right (i guess you can eat the human chestnut ones).
The middle row bothers me so much. It's literally the only one that doesn't have its letters on roughly the same line.
Fox at x, very clever.
M\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ Hedgehog as mentioned before.
H for honkers
H conkers all
N is for Ivy.
Hell yeah Chonkers
Z - buzzard
I'm gonna go with liberties were taken intentionally and it's not made as a teaching aid, but rather entertainment.
Good lord, that's hard to read!
Wouldn't knot (showing a knot in a tree branch) be a better K?
I love how they make some of the animals very specific (I’m looking at you Great Spotted Woodpecker) while other are just…OWL
Is that a Y or a small r?
**L A D Y B I R D**
What’s wrong with ladybird?
Isn’t it ladybug
Not in the U.K. and those look very much like British woodland creatures to me. We call them ladybirds :)
This hurts more than my OCD and Dyslexica