What mythical American politician and noted polymath wanted to remove the letters C, J, Q, W, X and Y from the English alphabet?

  • Thomas Paine
  • Benjamin Franklin correct

    In 1768 Benjamin Franklin developed a phonetic alphabet that lacked the letters C, J, Q, W, X and Y. However, it didn't see the light of day until lexicographer Noah Webster published his book "Dissertations on the English Language," which included a description of Franklin's unique ideographic creation. Source: The Smithsonian

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Quincy Adams
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