It annoys me that everywhere outside america, z is pronounced zed

The alphabet goes a, bee, cee, dee, ee, eff, gee, etc. so why have the letter z be pronounced as zed instead of zee? Or why not have the other letters be bed, ced, ded, ed, eff, ged, etc.?

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  • I agree, ded is far more gothic than dee.

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  • "you spell it with a zee"
    "Oh like C?
    "No, I mean ZEE, last letter of the alphabet"
    Saying Zed is just more clear

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    • We'd get of C altogether. It's an entirely redundant letter

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    • Is it though? C requires your mouth to be slightly ajar. Z needs a closed jaw to be pronounced properly.

      Zed doesnt even make it obvious how its pronounced in a word. English of course is terrible about this on the onset. If you learn Z as Z you can look zigzag and understand the pronunciation better than if you came at the word from the perspective of (zed)ig(zed)ag

      I would think you were experiencing a stroke.

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  • I pronounce it as zed but I sometimes pronounce it as zee.

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  • not everywhere

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  • I think the asker is high

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    • Also, Zed sounds like a homophobic hillbilly

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    • Really? It makes sense to keep the rhyming scheme consistent, it's not really that bizarre of a thought to have

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  • It's old French. They say it as close to the original

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  • People who don’t use the metric system and say “mom” should not make such comments.

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    • Shut up, mom, or I'll drag you behind my car for 50 feet

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  • ima go upta the garage crack a beer open a hood pull out some wrenches and crank up some zed zed top

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  • It's because of the famous 1835 banger of a song. ABC's sang to babies and silently to yourself if you are anal about washing your hands.

    Try singing the song and ending it with zed instead of zee. Which one sounds better in the rhyme?

    Also dont forget!
    American english is OLDER than british english.

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