Nielsen Branches Out

By Deane Barker on July 15, 2003

Jakob Nielsen Declares the Letter “C” Unusable: He’s out of control.

“‘The letter ‘C’ is 95% bad,’ states Nielsen’s latest bi-weekly newsletter which is entitled ‘Stop Being Stupid.’ … ‘Our research indicates that 83% of the words being looked up are words that contain the letter “C”.’ states Nielsen. ‘Most of this can be traced back to the lingual travesty which is the “i before e” rule, which incidentally is one diphthong we could live without.’”

Sorry, I’ll try to contain myself in the future. This one was just too funny.



  1. You might want to tell your readers that this is satire. The funny part is that it’s completely plausible.

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