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How is zsh pronounced?

Is it 'Zee - Shell', 'Zed - Shell' or is it said pronounced like it's written 'zsh'?

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Most people say the "Z" shell. Pronounce it "Zee shell."

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To rhyme with 'sea shell' (c shell) –  pelms Aug 20 '10 at 8:15
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Zee zells zea zhells by the zeazhore? –  Ryan Thompson May 16 '11 at 4:23
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Zed Shell here in Canada ;) –  stefmikhail Jan 20 '12 at 16:52
    
Given you have not received the most votes it seems that "Most people" disagree with you. –  Gerry Jul 10 '12 at 0:47
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@Gerry Whatever, I'm not going to argue over a two year old answer. –  Josh K Jul 10 '12 at 18:58
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See also: xkcd: Admin Mourning

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Somehow, there's always a relevant xkcd. –  Jorum Nov 12 '13 at 14:37
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It is "Z"-shell, so use whatever your local pronunciation of "Z" is. In most English dialects, "Z" is actually pronounced "Zed", except in American English, where it is pronounced "Zee". Citation.

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I'm English and still say Zee-shell. It flows off the tongue more easily than the Zed variant. –  Charles Roper Apr 20 '12 at 15:45
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Am I an idiot for saying zash? rhymes with bash and dash.

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Well, I wouldn't say it in public. –  Oliver Salzburg Jun 4 '12 at 21:27
    
Am I the only one who pronounces it zeesh? –  Blacklight Shining Oct 6 '12 at 6:44
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I've always heard it as 'zish' (like 'wish' or 'fish'). –  Rafi Jacoby Oct 9 '13 at 16:40
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