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Dear World, There Is No 'Z' In 'Muslim'

It's pronounced like it's spelled.

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So, most Muslims pronounce the word "Muslim" pretty much how it's spelled.

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So why are "Mozlem" and "Muzlim" such common American pronunciations?

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Both languages are in complete agreement there is a difference between the letter "S" and a "Z" in spelling AND pronunciation.

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So let's say you're like "Nah, I'm good. I'll keep pronouncing it 'Mozlem.'" Here is a list of proposed spelling changes.

Muzlim

Izlam

Benito Muzzolini

Muzcles

Muzzels (like the shellfish)

Muzic

Muzket

Bernie Zanders

Wis Khalifa

Jay-S (the rapper)

Wisard of Os

Mussle (like for a dog)

Taylor Zwift

Pepperoni Pissa ("Let's go get some 'Sa, bro.")

Pazta Sauce

Zpelling Bee

Zalami

Zpaghetti-O's

  1. OK, to recap. How is "Muslim" spelled?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Muslim
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mozlem
  2. How is "Muslim" pronounced?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Muslim
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mozlem

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