“Z” is for Catching some Zeds. snooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzz

“A” started the day

with Anything Goes”

“Z” brings the challenge to a close

Posting 6 days a week was a chore

If by chance you found it a bore

give me some credit please

for helping you catch some zzzzzz’s



English speakers equate sleep with zzzzzzzz, more specifically snoring.  The British call sleeping  “Catching some zeds.”

If I had earlier researched how languages represent “sleeping” I could have used this topic for 5 other letters of the alphabet:

  • “C”Germans use “chrrr,” which considering the typical German pronunciations of ch and r—is closer to snoring than “zzz.”
  • “R” – The French, who also favor a sonically rich r, use “rrroooo,” “rrr,” “roon,” “ron,” and so on. The Spanish similiarly use “rooooon.”
  • “G” – The Japanese use characters that transliterate as “guu guu,” 
  • “M”Mandarin Chinese use characters sounding like “hu lu.”
  • “K”Finns use “kroohpyyh,”

Why does Z stand for snoring


“A” is for Annoying sounds

Chrrr, rrooooo, ZZZZ, guu guu, hu lu, kroohpyyh, 

and so ends the A to Z Alphabet Challenge

It’s been a snoooooozzzzzzzzzzzzz

6 thoughts on ““Z” is for Catching some Zeds. snooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzz

  1. Of course! Ending on a snore though this alphabetical journey has been eye-opening and fun! I’ll go back and read the earlier parts of your A – Z posts that I missed.
    It’s nearly 11 PM and I intend to go make some ZZZZZ’s of my own. Thanks for the fun, Judy.

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  2. With apologies to Looney Tunes “….ZZZZZZ- Zat’s all folks” . Thank you for a very fun journey through the alphabet.


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