British accent stereotypes - 'news'

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 4 23:26:20 UTC 2008

At 4/4/2008 06:37 PM, Dennis Preston wrote:
>WTF does "zed" (the "word") mean? What consonant letters in the
>alphabet (never pronounced "by themselves') would not qualify? Isn't
>"b" "bee" and "c" "sea," etc...?

One of the letters in WTF.  As well as dee, aitch.  And an earlier
questioner said "both pronounced and spelled as words", so cee also.


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