English is weird and more often than we’d like to admit words don’t look like how they sound. P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illustrated by Maria Tina Beddia scratches it’s head all the way through the alphabet about words with silent or deeply misleading first letters.
One of my favorite pages in this quirky book is M, which is for the word Mnemonic – a word I never seem able to remember starts with an M (even to the point where I typed it here starting with an N three times before I got it right!). This seems particularly funny for a word that refers to a linguistic memory tool!
M is for Mnemonic.
But now Mr. M. can’t remember why.
I even love that the page includes a handy mnemonic (first time I typed it starting with an M on the first try this whole post!) tool for remembering the Great Lakes!