"Alphabeticalisation [of lists] seems to place some order on the world [a false logic], but in fact it is only ever the world which places order on the alphabet, the sounds of speech dictating every letter position within a word*. When we read, however, we do not feel this worldly dictation, we feel instead that the alphabet itself is guiding us to the meaning of the document. And when we write we somehow feel that it is not the words which we might speak aloud which govern the order in which we write letters, but that it is the alphabet's own logic which organises our constructions. Tihs cna be seen wehn wrod oredrs aer plyaed wtih; teh wrods ‘spkoen’ in our mnids eixst indpeneedntly of thier alpahebtic contsrcutions, not teh otehr way aruond - jumbled words can only exist in context where we can rely on other clues besides the ‘fixity’ of a word's letter ordering; and if those weren’t words then how did you read them?"
* Admittedly there is more to word construction in modern English than the sounds of speech - silent, stealthy 'c's, and plain perplexing 'h's abound due to many word's saturated history of borrowings, interpretations, and violations. I hope my point still stands: the world affects the alphabet, not the other way around, or at least not as we might expect.