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Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke

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Say the word "doubt" aloud. What is that "b" doing there? Does it have any purpose? Gina Cooke explains the long and winding history of "doubt" and why the spelling, though it seems random, is a wink to its storied past.

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Meet The Creators

  • Animator Andres Bernal
  • Artist Daniela Bernal
  • Director David Bernal
  • Educator Gina Cooke
  • Narrator Gina Cooke

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