27 = L of the A

We were playing an ABCs game when one of my 5-year-olds added a letter to the usual lineup.

Apparently there are 27 L of the A, not 26.

There are what’s in the whose??

Remember those brain teasers…?

12 = M in a Y = 12 Months in a Year
21 = D on a D = 21 Dots on a Die
11 = P on a(n) FB T = 11 Players on a Football Team
52 = C in a D (no J) = 52 Cards in a Deck (no Jokers)

Help!

Therefore 27 = L of the A.

27?

27 = Letters of the Alphabet

27…?

See, “y” is the 25th letter, “and” is the 26th letter, “z” is the 27th.

Said my student as we counted on our fingers, “a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y and z.”

Well there you go.

Whew!

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