"When I am older, losing my hair, many years from now...." - The Beatles
... I wonder how many letters the English alphabet will have.
In addition to the regular 26, here are the few I can think of:
@ for @pple: Hopefully, the fruit shall remain the same.
$ for $edative: With the dollar falling the way it is, the symbol is unlikely to be otherwise recognizable.
4 for 4gone: As in it is a 4gone conclusion that grammar may not survive this Renaissance.
2 for 2morrow: As in the black and white blockbuster, "2morrow Never Dyes"
8 : As in procre8, an activity made popular first by a couple named Adam and Eve, and taken to new levels by the citizens of India and China.
As we welcome the new, we shouldn't forget those who's day is past:
s - "Having lo$t itz pozition az the letter denoting pluralz, the uze of thi$ redundant letter iz now limited only to hi$torians. $ome call it the end of an era, but it ha$ been more of a gradual fading away into oblivion"
- The New York Timez (March 18th, 2018)