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Why is the letter Z associcated with sleep?

Question

Lib Dem AsleepWhy is the letter Z associated with sleep?
Jo, Sidcup

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Nicholas, Morden
Qualification: I know the answer
Answer: In the 50s and 60s, if you were going to have a snooze, you shortened it to a Zz. And Americans said they were going to have a zed.

Name: James O’Brien
Qualification: I’ve recently been asleep
Answer: It’s because it’s the noise people make when they’re asleep – Zzzzzzzzzzz. It probably started in cartoons.

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