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Old 02-27-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Question for our Great White Northern Brothers

How do you say Z28?

Zee twenty eight or Zed twenty eight?

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Old 02-28-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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lmao good question. i personly call it the Zed twenty eight. but iv talked to guys at car show some say Zee other say Zed. even when i was in daytona i heard some people saying Zee the other sayin Zed.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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Neither, its Zed twenny eight. Also, Zedder is commonly used.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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When I was in the Navy I work with the Canadian Navy up on Whidbey Island Washington. While I was there I bought my ZR2 Blazer and all of them gave me crap for calling it a Zee Arrr Two. They kept saying Zed and it took me a while to figure out what they were talking about.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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Bouncer.... the Canadian version is zed not zee.... or should i say its the most common.... very rare do i ever hear anyone around here say zee.... its usually zed.

So therefore, I want a Zed28 Camaro, lol.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:22 PM   #6
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I always say Zed 28...anything else just doesn't sound natural. However, I've know a number of Americans in the past and they have impressed Zee on me for quite a few different words...but as far as the Camaro goes it will always be Zed 28. I do call it a BMW Zee 4 tho.
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I always say Zed 28...anything else just doesn't sound natural. However, I've know a number of Americans in the past and they have impressed Zee on me for quite a few different words...but as far as the Camaro goes it will always be Zed 28. I do call it a BMW Zee 4 tho.
The only car that I can think of where I use Zee on is the 350-Z, mostly because it flows much better than saying Zed.

Also, what I've noticed is that for the Z28, Americans tend to say it as all one word, Zee28. But Canadians tend say it more like its Zed: 28, with a little pause. Maybe thats just in my head though
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:39 PM   #8
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^I know what you're saying about the pause and I also say 350 Zee
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:31 PM   #9
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i got a 350Z and i say zee ...??? but i say iroc ZED or ZED 28 ZEE28 sounds like you'd be saying he's 28 in russian or something...ZEE's 28 ZEEEEE's 28
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:03 AM   #10
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the only time i found myself self saying zee.... was calling the LTZ model Tahoe ltZee.... and that was once.... i know what you guys mean about zee flowing better sometimes... but still its not natural to me.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:06 AM   #11
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It's Zed, eh?
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:44 PM   #12
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I call it Zed 28 in Canada but when I was in Kentucky for the F-Body Reunion and in Detroit last August for the F-Body Reunion I called it Zed 28 ! Oh wait a minute, that is the same thing. Never mind! Funny how an imaginary line drawn across a continent can designate different patterns in speech, Eh?

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Old 05-11-2008, 07:18 AM   #13
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Zed for me,not Zeeeeee :)

I also admit I can't understand why Canucks say Zed too...and I too say 350Zeeee for the Nissans. All that to say.....I am the Canuck who took Zed28.com....a little wink to our fellow Canadians...hope to get to the Ontario show June 14...with my Zed28 SS
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It's Zed 28 not Zee..AND I don't call Nissans anything but I call the old Datsuns a 240/280 Zed.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:44 PM   #15
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I figured you guys would say Zed, with maple syrup on top, eh?
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Zed. It's always been Zed28 from as far back as I can remember. Zee28 makes it sound like a toy...but that's just my experience.
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I figured you guys would say Zed, with maple syrup on top, eh?

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Having owed one from 78 til 90 it is ZED28 or ZED for short. To all the people who could only see my tail lights, it is also a ZAPPER
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:25 PM   #19
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for me, its always been Zee 28

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Old 10-04-2008, 07:39 PM   #20
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for me, its always been Zee 28

My flame suit is on.
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And for us, you've always been wrong.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #21
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I don't think we can ever resolve this. The car is made by a US company in Canada. To some extent or another, both sides have a rightful claim to call it whatever they want.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:31 PM   #22
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I call it Zee. Maybe its because i'm so close to the american border?
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I am only a 10 minute drive to the border and it is still a Zed to me. But everyone has ther own opnion.
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I call it Zee. Maybe its because i'm so close to the american border?
Most Canadians are within 2 hours of the US border, which I think is reasonably close.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:29 PM   #25
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Yeah, 5 min. drive for me.
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