- Why do Brits call Zed?
- Why do Brits say zed instead of Z?
- What countries say zed instead of Z?
- Why do Americans say zee?
- Does Zed mean zero?
- What does innit mean British?
- Is it Zed or Zee in India?
- How do Northerners say caramel?
- How is Z pronounced in UK?
- What’s the correct way to say zebra?
- What are ZEDS slang?
- Is the word Zed allowed in Scrabble?
- How do you say OK in British slang?
- What is OI in British slang?
- How does the South say syrup?
- Is the L in solder silent?
- Is Zed an English word?
- Is Zed a dictionary word?
- Why are zombies called ZEDS?
- What does set Zed mean?
- What is giraffe spelling in English?
- How do you say monkey in British?
- What does innit mean in British?
- What does innit bruv mean?
- How do you say shut up in British slang?
- What is the British slang for girl?
- Is Z zee or zed?
- Why do Americans say solder weird?
- Why is the L silent in Almond?
- How do British say tomato?
- How do New Yorkers say crayon?
- How do Aussies say Z?
- Why do Americans say aluminum?
Much of our modern alphabet comes directly from the Greek alphabet, including a letter, that looked just like our “Z,” that the Greeks called “zeta.” “Zeta” evolved into the French “zede,” which in turn gave us “zed” as English was shaped by Romance languages like French.
The primary exception, of course, is in the United States where “z” is pronounced “zee”. The British and others pronounce “z”, “zed”, owing to the origin of the letter “z”, the Greek letter “Zeta”. This gave rise to the Old French “zede”, which resulted in the English “zed” around the 15th century.
In most English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the letter’s name is zed /zɛd/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (this dates to Latin, which borrowed X, Y, and Z from Greek, along with their names), but in American English its name is zee
In the 1800s, the pronunciation really took off when Charles Bradlee wrote the famous alphabet song and included zee instead of zed to rhyme with me, essentially solidifying the newer pronunciation as the de facto diction for Americans.
To elaborate, a bunch of people around here on 2m seem to be saying “zed” for zero and zee or zulu for Z. Maybe I’m just misunderstanding some people though and they are saying zed for Z. (It’s not too common either way.) I say zero for zero and have never said zed for anything.
isn’t it”Innit” is an abbreviation of “isn’t it” most commonly used amongst teenagers and young people. This phrase is used to confirm or agree with something that another person has just said.
1 Answer. You’re correct. We call it ‘Zed’, even though ZEE TV has been around for ages. We don’t associate the company’s name with the letter’s pronunciation.
The Oxford Dictionaries states: “The word caramel can acceptably be pronounced in several accepted ways, including KARR-uh-mel, KARR-uh-muhl, and, in North American English, KAR-muhl. The disappearance of that second syllable -uh- in the final pronunciation seems to have been in the works for a long time.”
In short, the British pronounce “Z” as /zɛd/ (zed) whereas Americans pronounce it as /ziː/ (zee). Note that the same pronunciation is naturally used also in the plural: the plural of “Z”, denoted “Zs”, “Z’s” or “z’s”, is pronounced as /zɛdz/ (zedz) in the UK and /ziːz/ (zeez) in the US.
The pronunciation of zebra in English varies between British English and American English. In the UK zebra is pronounced as zeh-bruh, with a short e, so without the “ee” sound. In the US, zebra is pronounced as zee-bruh, so with a long “e”.
/ (ˈzɛdz) / pl n informal. sleep. catch a few zeds to have a nap.
Zed is valid Scrabble Word.
‘Hunky-dory’ – a neat little piece of British slang that means that a situation is okay, cool, or normal. For example, ‘Yeah, everything’s hunky-dory at the office. ‘
(ɔɪ ) exclamation. In informal situations, people say or shout ‘oi’ to attract someone’s attention, especially if they are angry. [British]
The dictionary pronunciation calls it “sir-up”, but I’ve heard many people call it “seer-up”. Southerners usually say “sir-up.” I have heard “seer-up” face-to-face from Californians and Iowans, and by broadcast from other people of unknown (to me) origin.
Solder comes from both Latin and french, newer and older, words meaning to ‘fasten together’. In Latin you might have ‘solidare’ and in Old French ‘Soudure’. American’s mishmashed it to ‘solder’. L is silent, but not quite.
Zed is the British name for the letter Z. An example of zed is the common map book used in London called the A to Z, pronounced a to zed.
Yes, zed is in the scrabble dictionary.
Why do characters call them Zeds? So essentially when people say Zeds they are saying Zs short for (Z)ombie(s).
n.— «When “general quarters” was sounded, all compartments on the Pearl Harbor battleships were shut and sealed in a procedure called “set zed.” This means if an area is damaged, adjacent sections remain water-tight.
noun. gi·raffe | \ jə-ˈraf \ plural giraffes.
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Isn’t it’Innit? ‘ is a contraction of the tag question ‘Isn’t it? ‘ and people use it to prompt a response from the listener. So if someone says ‘Nice weather, innit? ‘, they are expecting you to agree and say ‘Yes’.
It’s torture. Bernardo: Innit bruv. Here, Bernardo uses the phrase “innit bruv” to imply that he agrees with Kevin’s statement that their exams will be torturous. “Innit” is short for “isn’t it,” and implies agreement, while “bruv” is used colloquially to refer to Kevin as a friend and confidante.
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This is British slang for a girl or a woman. “Mug” is more specifically London slang and is associated with the cockney accent.
Zed is the name of the letter Z. The pronunciation zed is more commonly used in Canadian English than zee. English speakers in other Commonwealth countries also prefer the pronunciation zed.
Originally Answered: Why do Americans say “Soder” when the correct word is “solder” (connecting wires together)? Because they have the good sense to know that the l is silent, like the ones in could, should, would, calf, half, chalk, talk, and walk, among others.
Both ‘salmon’ and ‘almond’ have silent ‘l’s. They came to the English language via French as a result of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The French word for ‘salmon’ is ‘saumon’, no ‘l’.
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Australians follow the British pronunciation of the letter ‘Z’as ‘zed’. So neither zee or zut is accepted by most teachers!! In America we use z as zee.
The American Chemical Society adopted “aluminum” because of how widely it was used by the public, but the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry officially designated the metal as “aluminium” as recently as 1990.