alphabet evolution

I was just using what seems to be an old set of alphabet dividers. It has an Mc tab in addition to the M tab. Brings back the day when that mattered. Computerized alphabet sorts and the changing demographics of the US have made Mc irrelevant at best and problematic at worst. And the xyz tab is increasingly problematic as my classes have lots of Xiongs and Yangs and Xings and Zhaos in them. And the old rare K is now full of Kims, who pretty much need their own tab these days.

 

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2 thoughts on “alphabet evolution”

  1. I filed with those tabs, too, when my mom used to take me to her work on Saturdays. But the rest of my generation grew up without them, and I remember once trying to casually re-sort my Mc’s back into my M’s without anyone noticing.

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