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    It is Zee!

    Author is American, Film is American. American pronunciation is Zee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I generally say Zulu on the phone (I use the phonetic alphabet when on the phone if spelling something), otherwise I would use Zed.
    I too use the phonetic alphabet when on the phone (err don't we all?). I was on the blower to the LEA the other day and I needed to read out a ridiculously long licence code to them, so I used the phonetic alphabet. About 1/2 way through, their techie said "Can you please use the phonetic alphabet?" "Err, I did", said I. "No, I meant just say the letters." (sheeesh!) OK, so I did and of course, when it didn't work, we then had to go though "was that C or B in the 7th position?", "X or S in the 19th?", etc.

    As to the original question, I'd say zed as in "A Zed and two noughts" (a very strange film). I wonder how they said that title in the USA? Zee-ed and two zeros?

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    Will be interesting to see how it is pronounced when the trailers come out. Will the US ones go with 'zee' and ours 'zed'?

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    "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    I'm part Canadian, so
    Apparently 'zed' is the common form in canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLibrarian View Post
    "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."
    "its not a motorcycle, its a chopper"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmj View Post
    Will be interesting to see how it is pronounced when the trailers come out. Will the US ones go with 'zee' and ours 'zed'?
    Chances are UK trailers will still have US voiceovers, so zee is my guess for the trailers. It will be more the tv shows/news reports over here who probably feel the need to say zee to "fit in" with it

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    I've just been listening to the WWZ podcasts they did a few years back and they pronounce it 'Zee'. I still prefer 'zed' though

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    I've just realised that Rip Torns character in Men in Black is referred to as 'Zed' where as it should be Zee as it's an american film?

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