The Best and Worst Letters of the English Alphabet

Ranked last to first, for absolutely no reason.

Anonymous Bird
6 min readDec 1, 2021
Photo by Diomari Madulara on Unsplash

If you don’t know the letters of the alphabet, I have nothing to say to you.


I wish we could have some other way of communicating (if I ever become a photographer, I’ll follow you on Instagram) but as for now, my primary form of communication is words.

And letters.

Which I shall now rank, because obviously there are letters in the English alphabet that don’t regret their existence enough. (I’m looking at you, letter X).

The List

You may be wondering, how did I decide? What criteria, what metric did I use to come to my conclusions? The answer is simple:


My vibe verdicts are robustly biased. If you find yourself disagreeing with me — good.

That’s exactly what I’d expect. I’d be worried, frankly, if you didn’t.

The Loser Letters

№26. X

Honestly, partly the reason I’ve put X all the way down here is because the letter just has too much going on. It’s been overused as a vowel replacement in Instagram usernames, it’s quite problematic in it’s…