Originally Posted by HarryT
And it is of course a "zebra" crossing with a short "e", not a "zeeeeeebra" crossing
It is zebra with a long e and the first letter of zebra is a zee. HHGTTG got it wrong calling it zed zed. It's the UK version f English that's divulged from what English is supposed to be. See, the people who came over from the UK spoke English and the people left behind spoke English. Now America still speaks English and the UK speaks UK English.