Writing & Editing What’s the 27th letter of the English alphabet? Two hundred years ago, school children recited a slightly different alphabet than the one we know today. Do you know what letter is no longer part of the ABCs? By Kristin Long@KristinMLongNov. 28, 2011 SHARE Can you guess what the 27th letter was? Go ahead. Take a stab at it. If you guessed the ampersand, you’re correct. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.