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My native English speaking friend gave me a piece of paper with the this on it.

A H R B Q D W E F L M N S X G I J K O P C T V Y U Z

And he said: "Here is the alphabet. This is how it should be".
I was a bit puzzled, because I couldn't understand what he means, but I agreed with him after he explained his reasoning.

What was his reasoning for putting the letters like this?

note: I didn't come up with this, but I cannot disclose the source for now because I would spoil it. I promise to do it after I get the answer.
Second note: This already got answered so here is the source:

From one of my favorite people in the world: https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/259486092766625793

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  • $\begingroup$ please explain the downvotes. don't hit and run $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 4 '16 at 6:09
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    $\begingroup$ i explain my upvote: Neil deGrasse Tyson!! $\endgroup$ – lois6b Aug 4 '16 at 6:11
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Solution:

The letters are sorted by its name sound alphabetically

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    $\begingroup$ Damn it. I was hoping for at least 30 minutes until I get an answer. aaa...I mean Good job. $\endgroup$ – Marius Aug 4 '16 at 6:06
  • $\begingroup$ sorry, it was just searching on the internet. if the puzzle already exist ... ^^' $\endgroup$ – lois6b Aug 4 '16 at 6:07
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The order is ...

... alphabetically, but using the way the letters are pronounced when spelling:

A → a
H → aitch
R → ar
B → bee
Q → cue
D → dee
W → double u
E → e
F → eff
L → ell
M → em
N → en
S → es
X → ex
G → gee
I → i
J → jay
K → kay
O → o
P → pee
C → see
T → tee
V → vee
Y → why
U → u
Z → zed/zee

(I'm not sure whether there is a canonical representation of the letters. Also, the name for i should really be something like ay or eye; I've used the vowels themselves here, although all vowels except e are represented by diphtongs or at least compound sounds: /eɪ/, /ʌɪ/, /əʊ/, /juː/.)

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The answer is:

If you write each letter out in the way you pronounce its name, and alphabetize that list, you might get this.

As:

A

H = aitch

R = ar

B = bee

Q = cue

D = dee

W = double u

E

F = ef

L = el

M = em

N = en

S = es

X = ex

G = gee

I

J = jay

K = kay

O

P = pee

C = see

T = tee

V = vee

Y = wye

U

Z = zee

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It's all about :

Pronunciation!
aye aich are bee cue dee double yoo ee eff ell ...

and your friend is :

Neil Degrasse Tyson

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The answer is

alphabet arranged phonetically

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