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The sad tale of Z


Z – The sad little straggler at the end of the alphabet, Z, was actually discarded by the Romans for about 200 years because it was used so little. They eventually brought it back (and put it at the end) only for Greek words which used the Greek zeta. The zeta had evolved from the Phoenician zayin which looked pretty much like a modern serif capital I and meant sword or weapon. Z is the least used letter in the alphabet.

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