The Written Word/Historical Background
The First Word
The first organized alphabet of characters is believed to be mesopotamian Cuneiform. *Still working*
It is also to be considered that in the region of the Shinnar plain about three thousand BC and maybe even earlier, that beer drinkers were partly to blame for the formation of the first notation on clay tablets. Labouring in the fields growing corn and barley along with hops they were given a daily beer allowance by the landowners. Usually among drinkers of alcoholic beverages their ability to count becomes somewhat blurred so they would place several marks on these tablets according to the amount to which each was entitled. These markings lead directly to the aforementioned cunieform.