The letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked slightly different; however, it made the same sound it makes today, and was second in the alphabet. At that time, the shape of the letter looked like the floor plan of a house; the word “beth” meant house both in Phoenician and Hebrew.
In Greek, the letter B was called beta. In English, we now use the word beta to refer to the second in any series. In the technology field, beta refers to the version of a program or application that’s shown to a small group of users before it’s made available to the public. Beta testing refers to rolling out the trial version of the software or application.
And now, onto the commonly misspelled words beginning with the letter B:
How many of these do you misspell? Feel free to comment below.