Z is the last letter in the English alphabet, and also the rarest. This letter comes from the Greek language, and is known as zeta in Greek.
There are two pronunciations, ‘zed’ and ‘zee’. Zee is the pronunciation used in the USA, and zed is the pronunciation used almost everywhere else.
Today one of my students told me something very interesting. She said that when she first learned the ‘abc’ song she pronounced the z as ‘zed’, but at about the time of junior high school she noticed that the pronunciation changed to ‘zee’.
Does anyone have a similar (or different) experience?