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Zed or Zee

Zed or Zee  

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  1. 1. When you are in Canada, which way do you say the letter Z?

    • Zed
    • Zee
    • Either or, I use both
  2. 2. When you are in the U.S., which way do you say the letter Z?

    • Zed
    • Zee
    • Either or, I use both
  3. 3. If I could have a food from Canada right now I would have:

    • Coffee and a doughnut from Tim Hortons
    • A donair
    • Swiss Chalet
    • Montreal smoked meat sandwich
    • Other

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mmmmm Swiss Chalet...now that's definitely something yummy! Hubby tries to re-create it here at home, but...well...it's a good try!

Since they sell packets of the sauce, it's conceivable to even get the spices in that and whip up a batch of chalet sauce. It's not SC without the chalet sauce, IMO.

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Well I've always said Zed....I have a Nissan 350Z so I'm used to saying 350 Zed...I'm always corrected when I'm in the USA but old habits die hard and if it comes up, I naturally default to Zed....could take a while. AND of course there is the eh? My American family laughs at this - my wife likes it and hopes I don't lose the eh...I doubt I will because I don't even realize that I say it.


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I was born and raised in South Africa, we say Zed there too, so when I came to Canada I was super happy that they said "Zed" here too. Then I visited my then fiance (now hubby) in the states and was like "#######??" what the heck is ZEEE?

Still takes me a while to get used to it, that and HERB.... my hubby (USC) says ERB!! Drives me bonkers.. :bonk:


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I grew up with zed as well (in Quebec and Ontario). When I speak to Americans, however, I try to remember to say zee but I now seem to use both interchangeably forgetting which was which originally :lol:!

I miss hot cross buns! I miss Tim Horton's muffins and bagels! I miss crumpets! I miss real cheddar cheese! Ok - I should rephrase a lot of that - yes I miss those but I have found substitutes for most of them - Krogers had some really good hot cross buns at Easter (but I still want them year round!), I have a tin of Tim Horton's coffee sent to me by my brother, Ingles carries crumpets and I found this absolutely wonderful Australian aged cheddar at Costco called "Boxing Cheddar" which is as good as most Canadian cheddars. So, I still miss Tim Horton's muffins and bagel :D. Oh, and I miss malt bread.

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i use 'zed' everywhere but in USA. No one gets confused.

But - where the heck was the 'poutine' for the food choice? I know this is old post, but come on - poutine rocks !!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Zed, Zed and a Caramilk bar!


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Well, I'm one of these bad Canadians that says "Zee"...lol. Thanks Sesame Street! I actually don't recall teachers in school saying "zed" but maybe they did? :unsure:

I did put down Timmies, but only because it's not here. I lived close enough back home for it to become a real habit, but hardly ever went there...

Can't really think of anything else *food* wise that I miss...hmmmmm love chocolate bars, but my favourite is kit-kat and I can get that here, ( when I want one)

Oh...the "ou" thing stays!! and so does "cheque"...

hmmmmm the "eh" thing slips out, but I tried not to say it to begin with, (even in Canada) because, well, I just don't like it.. :lol: so it's easy not to say it when I'm not around people who say it. However..the first time I go home..???? I might be saying it every chance I get!

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