Thursday, May 19, 2011
When And W
It's a big honking thing, isn't it? A real artist had to come up with that, an artist good at rendering likenesses of fruit, looks like lemons, and one who knew how to make a decent W. In this case, I love the crossed bars in the middle, almost literally a double U, or the best you can expect from back when they used Vs for Us.
Double U, that's a weird letter when you stop to think about it. It's the only double letter we've got. Twice as many Us as a U, a clone of itself, or twin. Two twins, the first one, then its handsome double. Joined at the hip, no way for surgeons to separate them. A siamese letter.