For years now the scholars behind the scenes at beans HQ have been trying to work out how to spell two of the English languages’ favourite spoken words but without success. We are talking of course about casj/cazsh/caj and the ever lovely (to quote Ian) “jush… juxch… jgusssh”.
Well the time has come to make an announcement, this has been researched, checked and casually googled at least twice, and we can now confidently write down those two words correctly for the first time in history…..
Yes… Thats it! It’s so monumental, that the font we use on the site, doesn’t even have the character needed to write it. No, it’s not a 3, because look I can type that… 3. It’s actually an ‘Ezh’ or a ‘tailed z’ and to quote wikipedia:
Ezh, also called the “tailed z“, is a letter whose lower case form is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), representing the voiced postalveolar fricative consonant. For example, the pronunciation of “si” in vision and precision, or the “s” in treasure.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezh
So there you have it. The mystery has been solved (as long as you have a fully IPA compliant font).