Stupid Question: Why do they call it a Double U when it looks like a Double V?

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    Well?
     
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    I haven't a clue why.

    But after you get it sorted out get to work on why the country is spelled Philippines but its people are spelled Filipinos?
     
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    What is the United States the only country that refers to the Deutch as German?
    Someone get sick there?
     
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    And there are no Filipinos named Philip.
     
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    In Venezuela its often doble v. Dominican Republic too.
    Nica, Chile and Columbia use doble u. In CR and Ecuador I've heard both used.
    In murka it's dubya.
     
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    Why is a "z" called zed in England?
     
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    I don't know, but when I write it, it looks like a pair of boobs. I have not yet been able to determine whether or not there was a subconscious reason behind that.

    Immie
     
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    Why when transporting goods in the logistics business:
    Called "freight" when carried by ship.
    Called shipment when carried by a truck
    Called cargo when carried by freight train

    It boggles the mind.
     

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