A is for ox! That is right it really is not for apple as we were all taught in grammar school. In the original origins of the alphabet the letter A stood for the sound alpu which meant ox. B is not for ball either, it really was the sound for house bet! More about the origins of our alphabet to come in a future article. T-shirts will be made to coincide with this promotion from Port City Letterpress and Book Studio. See our store page for styles and make a educated purchase today.