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Zed, Not Z

In Britain, Canada, and some other English-speaking countries, the last letter of the alphabet is not zee, but zed. A caller who grew up in Guyana wonders why. This is part of a complete episode.


metopia  n.— «The vast assets of his fanatical followers allowed him to realize another one of great dreams of the self important, the metopia. Jonestown, Guyana was founded in 1977 after increasing legal pressure in the U.S. drove Jones...


Buck  n.— «You could live a lifetime on the coast and never find out anything about the interior of Guyana, except that that is where the “Bucks” come from: Buck being the local and general name for all the Amerindians groups...


suepap  n.— «I see the power of the Amerindians here at home and their helplessness in Georgetown, where the men easily turn to drink as a response to the marginalization they feel. Where their women are routinely regarded as an easy piece...

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