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Why does my friend sign her correspondence "zzss"?

Asked by serenade (3784points) May 29th, 2012 from iPhone

She’s a feisty older lady who used to be a nurse. Her initials are the “ss”. What is the “zz” for?

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Jeruba's avatar

Why don’t you ask her?

serenade's avatar

I like the mystery?

Sunny2's avatar

It means she wants a scotch and soda. Then she’ll happily go to sleep.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

She must love ginger!

Bellatrix's avatar

Or @Sunny2, given the order, she will have a nap and then a scotch and soda as her wake-up tipple.

zensky's avatar

How older is she?

Maybe she’s mistaking xxx’s with zzz’s?

tups's avatar

Because it looks really cool. “Z” is so much cooler that “S”. Dah. Or maybe she is a zombie. So the “ZZ” stands for “Zombie zombie”.

Bellatrix's avatar

Or perhaps her name is really Zondra Zorro…

zenvelo's avatar

It’s her way of saying “Give Me All Your Loving” by short reference to ZZ Top.

Judi's avatar

I feel silly that I don’t know what PAX means when people put it on the end of a letter.

Supacase's avatar

Dont feel silly @Judi. I have no idea either.

bkcunningham's avatar

Pax, it is Latin for “peace.”

bookish1's avatar

@Bellatrix: given the order, she will have a nap and then a scotch and soda as her wake-up tipple.

Thanks for giving me a wake-up giggle. :D

@serenade: Are you sure they are Z’s? Could they be some other letter?

Keep_on_running's avatar

Zaaap… zaaap!

SpatzieLover's avatar

Is she an old kraut by chance?
If so, in German:

ZZ Zur Zeit (for now)

In other words, she’s signing off by saying “That’s all for now” SS

serenade's avatar

@SpatzieLover- I think her background is English, but that is the best educated guess I can imagine. Now I have something to take with me if I decide to ask her.

All our correspondence is digital; it’s definitely “zzss”.

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