Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Straight Dope on Z's and the Kids

This appeared in the Washington City Paper last week. Click through for the comics-related answer:

Why is the letter Z associated with sleep?
Cecil Adams
The Straight Dope July 26, 2012

Dear Cecil:

Why is the letter Z, specifically, associated with sleeping? It seems silly to have a letter correspond with sleep at all, but even sillier that we don't do this with any other action. You don't hear being awake referred to as "catching some A's."

— Ethan Reber

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