Property comes first, on the top line of the qwerty keyboard and almost everywhere else in these United States. The “official” explantation for the apparently irrational placement of the letters of the alphabet on typewriter keys, which has been transitioned almost intact to computer keyboards, is that it was necessary to prevent early typists from typing so quickly that the keys would get hung up and stuck, making a real mess. So, perhaps it’s just a coincidence that the letters up top, in the first line, are those frequently employed in the business environment — including all the vowels, except the letter A which, standing for one, is obviously not an enterprise goal.
The rest of this post is to be credited to the spouse, whose quirky mind turns upon occasion to property, but not in the possessive way favored by our ownership society.
As I’m sure you know, the typewriter was developed and marketed as a business machine. Perhaps that’s why so many “business” words can be typed using only the top line, including PROPERTY
and, most striking, TYPEWRITER
For your amusement, you might consider stringing together qwertyuiop words
I WE YOUR OUR
WE OWE OUR QUIET POWER TO PROPERTY OR PERPETUITY OR EQUITY
YOU PITY OUR PREY
WE PITY YOUR POOR PREY
YOU PREY, WE PREY
WE WORRY YOU WIPE OUT OUR POOR EQUITY
QUIT YOUR TRIPE
WE OWE OUR WOE TO YOU, OUR PROPRIETOR