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Is it an abbreviation or is it used instead "A-Z"?

I have seen it being used multiple places:

  • E-Z cook oven
  • E-Z Hiscores
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Not to mention the IRS form 1040EZ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_1040#Short_forms – nohat Oct 20 '12 at 22:01
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It means 'easy'. The two sounds for those letters in the (American) English alphabet sound out the word easy.

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It means easy as this is pronounced similar to E Z in American English.

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"E-Z" is a lazy way to write the word easy. This is in American English because the letter z is pronounced as "zee" in America. This does not apply in British English because the letter z is pronounced as "zed".

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