Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Z is for Zod GLORIANA! The ABC's of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Elizabeth

Zod.
It meant 'z' when Elizabeth I was in charge of things.
The word didn't stick, though; in time it just fell away and nobody at all says 'zod' anymore.
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"Zod" didn't happen, either.

Zod was a letter little-used in the Tudor years.
It was an introvert of a letter; it didn't even appear in the alphabet of the everyday person.
Zod was rarely found, and only in the names of persons or places.

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Zod - written with Elizabeth I's own special flair for the royal.
That rarest of medieval letters is number four of the nine letters that make up the word 'Elizabeth.'
It's a rare letter that found its way into the name of the queen who beat unbelievably poor odds to ascend the throne and to rule with love for decades.
Zod.