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General Chat Thread, World War Z - Pronunciation in General; Okay, how do you say it. After seeing a BBC news article today where the journalist pronounced it World War ...
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    World War Z - Pronunciation

    Okay, how do you say it. After seeing a BBC news article today where the journalist pronounced it World War 'zee' it sort of sounded daft as I'd always called it 'zed'. So, with a major Hollywood blockbuster on it's way (Oh, Read the book if you yet haven't, It's amazing!) let's save ourselved some embarresment and get it right eh?
    So, 'zed' or 'zee'?

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    Zed, it just plain sounds better.

    I'm really hoping that the film lives up to the promise of the book. Should be more of a documentary really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    So, 'zed' or 'zee'?
    American Zee, Rest zed!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Zed, it just plain sounds better.

    I'm really hoping that the film lives up to the promise of the book. Should be more of a documentary really.
    Yeah, if it scares me as much as the book did then it'll be worth the wait. For those of you who have not read the book, the zombies are not (very) scary. It's the description of the collapse of humanity that really makes you think.

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    I say Zulu Zed.

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    I generally say Zulu on the phone (I use the phonetic alphabet when on the phone if spelling something), otherwise I would use Zed.

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    I'm an extra in this film! Did some filming in Falmouth over the summer. Most people on set called it 'Zed' but then they were mostly British.

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    Its obviously Zee. You don't say 'cuh' for 'cee' or 'Juh' for 'jay'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Its obviously Zee. You don't say 'cuh' for 'cee' or 'Juh' for 'jay'...
    I'll have none of that, "zee" is an Americanism.

    Quote Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z
    In most dialects of English, the letter's name is zed /ˈzɛd/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta but in American English, its name is zee /ˈziː/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form

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    Zee for mee

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    I say Zed, but World War Zee. Rhymes with three so has an allegory with a third world war with zombies (ohh get me being deep)

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    Zed, apparently when i was younger it took an age for me to unlearn zee from sesame street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'll have none of that, "zee" is an Americanism.
    Well said, that man!!!

    Similarly, on the phone, I will use ZULU, but I put that down to the indoctrination of RAF training!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'll have none of that, "zee" is an Americanism.
    I'm part Canadian, so

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I'm part Canadian, so
    Touché sir!

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