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It's zed, righ'?
you silly old Balonz
Zee is chiefly US and first known usage is 1677.
Zed dates from the 1400s and comes ultimately from the Greek "zeta" (via Latin and French).
Can I ask a question about Australian usage - is there a move at all away from the British 'zed' to the American 'zee'? The reason I ask is because apparently this is currently happening in Canada, along with 'American English' spellings creeping into use, although obviously Canada has far greater proximity to the US.
Regards as ever
to fit in with the pattern of BDG etc, then F should be Fee. H should be Hee.Makes the alphabet all sound funny.
gives a nice end to the alphabet, a definite stop. Zee sounds like it should be followed by something.