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"I thought I understood z-plurals: they indicate something which is both youth-oriented and extreme. So, while 'tea cozies' are something cherished by old ladies wearing shawls, 'tea coziez' are all the rage among adrenalin-infused, rapping, snowboarding youth who may or may not be wearing 'shawlz'."—Lore Sjoberg, The Book of Ratings
Wave Runner: Power-Links?Starscream: No, it's Powerlinx, with an X. Everything's more impressive with an X.
—My Little Transformer, episode 76
Because poor literacy is KEWL.
Have you taken note of the fact that every prescription drug has an "X" or a "Z" in the name? You know, Vioxx and Paxil and Oxycontin and Celebrex and Fosamax and Prozac? But, uh, are Americans really that dumb? That all you have to do is put an "X" or a "Z" in the name and they go "Well, I'm not a doctor, but I can see this is serious medicine"?
"The X stood for “eXtreme” and web developers were required to cross their arms in an X shape when speaking the letter."
"Laterz... What? Z's are cool."
"Call me crazy with a K, but didn't we see him die?"—Johnny Cage, Mortal Kombat 9