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  1. sarahrich's Avatar
    I say Zed and I am from le united kingdom :P
    01-28-13 01:27 AM
  2. ritesh's Avatar
    In India, since we follow British English, its zed for us, along with colour and globalisation and so on.
    01-28-13 01:49 AM
  3. jvictor77's Avatar
    My point was that the US exception is actually (in terms of population) bigger than the rule itself.
    'In terms of population' as compared to what?
    01-28-13 08:12 AM
  4. bungaboy's Avatar
    300ZX was pronounced with a zee. Those of us who studied computer science think of zed as the language Z, I think.
    My 240Z was pronounced 240Zed.
    01-28-13 08:30 AM
  5. bungaboy's Avatar
    I am Zed and there are 10 of us. LoL
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    01-28-13 08:30 AM
  6. bungaboy's Avatar
    As a car enthusiast, who's always had an affection for the Z (especially the original 240), I can definitely confirm. It's been a Zeecar, and always will be.
    Well my 1972 Datsun 240Z was a "Zed". Sorry to rain on you "zee". LoL
    BigBadWulf likes this.
    01-28-13 08:51 AM
  7. jonty12's Avatar
    Well my 1972 Datsun 240Z was a "Zed". Sorry to rain on you "zee". LoL
    As a Canadian living in the U.S. I can assure you, you're both right. It was a "zed" car in Canada and it has always been a "zee" car in the U.S.
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    01-28-13 09:16 AM
  8. bungaboy's Avatar
    As a Canadian living in the U.S. I can assure you, you're both right. It was a "zed" car in Canada and it has always been a "zee" car in the U.S.
    I know. I am just having some fun.

    I don't care what they call it as long as they call it "successful".
    jakie55, jvictor77 and BigBadWulf like this.
    01-28-13 09:20 AM
  9. Dougielas's Avatar
    Remember that the US by population is quite a bit larger than Canada - 320 million vs what, 40 million or so? The UK is 62 million, Australia is 22 million and New Zealand is 4.3 million.

    US English-as-first-language speakers outnumber all other countries put together, I think (I'm not sure how many in India use English as a first language though so I could be completely wrong just because of that).

    Also Greek alphabet derived languages don't call it Zee or Zed. Russian seems to call the equivalent letter ze, like zed without the D it sounds like.

    Really we are all pronouncing it wrong. It is zeta.
    Just because you always do something wrong doesn't make it right.
    The US, just like Canada, was settled buy the English so we should know how to speak the language. Not saying we Canadians are perfect English speaking people either, but I don't agree that just because the majority has decided to do it a different way means that that's the right way.
    Next you will say that we need to say "axe" instead of "ask".
    01-28-13 11:21 AM
  10. anon62607's Avatar
    Just because you always do something wrong doesn't make it right.
    The US, just like Canada, was settled buy the English so we should know how to speak the language. Not saying we Canadians are perfect English speaking people either, but I don't agree that just because the majority has decided to do it a different way means that that's the right way.
    Next you will say that we need to say "axe" instead of "ask".
    Oh I know. But zee isn't wrong either, it's just American English rather than British English. If Americans hear about a phone called the zed ten they will have no idea that a marking "Z10" is what that is, but it isn't a big deal.
    01-28-13 12:11 PM
  11. jonty12's Avatar
    I know. I am just having some fun.

    I don't care what they call it as long as they call it "successful".
    not to mention the Camaro "Zee/Zed" 28, Corvette "Zed/Zee" R1, Camaro IROC "Zee/Zed", BMW "Zed/Zee" 3/4/8, Honda CR-"Zee/Zed", I could go on and on and on and on.....
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    01-28-13 12:16 PM
  12. anon62607's Avatar
    Just because you always do something wrong doesn't make it right.
    The US, just like Canada, was settled buy the English so we should know how to speak the language. Not saying we Canadians are perfect English speaking people either, but I don't agree that just because the majority has decided to do it a different way means that that's the right way.
    Next you will say that we need to say "axe" instead of "ask".
    Oh I know. But zee isn't wrong either, it's just American English rather than British English. If Americans hear about a phone called the zed ten they will have no idea that a marking "Z10" is what that is, but it isn't a big deal.
    01-28-13 12:30 PM
  13. rottonj's Avatar
    As a car enthusiast, who's always had an affection for the Z (especially the original 240), I can definitely confirm. It's been a Zeecar, and always will be.
    Yup, 15 Camaro Z28's I've owned. Dont know where ZED comes from . ZEE28 lol
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    01-28-13 12:41 PM
  14. epress man's Avatar
    , it's just American English rather than English English. If Americans hear about a phone called the zed ten they will have no idea that a marking "Z10" is what that is, but it isn't a big deal.
    fixed
    01-28-13 12:43 PM
  15. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Yup, 15 Camaro Z28's I've owned. Dont know where ZED comes from . ZEE28 lol
    Come on now! Everyone's heard of the Zed Aught Six, another fine bowtie product
    rottonj likes this.
    01-28-13 01:26 PM
  16. rottonj's Avatar
    Come on now! Everyone's heard of the Zed Aught Six, another fine bowtie product
    Oh yea, wish I could have one of those babys. I think I would take the Caddy CTS-V now as I get older. but I guess this is for a different forum lol
    01-28-13 01:59 PM
  17. Kevstra's Avatar
    Neither is incorrect. Language evolves; and if American English takes over the world, ZEE will be the new correct pronunciation taught in space academies around the galaxy.

    Me however, I'll play old school and call it my Zed 10. Or Zulu 10, cause that sounds effin' rad.
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    01-28-13 02:18 PM
  18. rottonj's Avatar
    Isnt Zed the dead guy from Pulp Fiction lol
    01-28-13 02:53 PM
  19. tk-093's Avatar
    Isnt Zed the dead guy from Pulp Fiction lol
    Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.
    01-28-13 03:24 PM
  20. Bobert_123's Avatar
    Lol, here in the US the word zed can mean a zombies
    01-28-13 03:49 PM
  21. Ben1232's Avatar
    Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    Because when I hear ZED I think of this guy:

    Attachment 132781
    Zed reminds me of...
    01-28-13 04:30 PM
  22. BB12MX's Avatar
    I am glad I will not have this "issue", we will call it "Zeta10" and there will be no other way
    01-28-13 05:01 PM
  23. IceCold357's Avatar
    This is hilarious because I kept seeing "Zed 10" on here and had no idea what you guys were talking about. I thought it was some kind of inside joke.
    01-28-13 06:14 PM
  24. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.
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    01-28-13 08:34 PM
  25. JaimemarieG's Avatar
    I have never heard of 'zed' its always been zee for me.. but then i am in the us..
    And I dont think i will call it zed10 either.. sounds funny to me. but now i am curious what they will say on Wed.
    01-28-13 08:41 PM
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