I have recently become alarmed by the creeping disappearance of the "s" in American English. (I know.. too much time on my hands)...We've long been aware of the substitution of "z" in such words as 'fantasize', 'recognize' and 'lobotomize' in which the conventional (British) spelling uses an 's'. That never bothered me much, as it appeared to be a rather endearing trait, like a toddler's lisping of newly-learned words. After all, American is still an evolving offspring of the Mother Tongue and small changes in pronunciation and spelling are to be expected and even encouraged.
But when an entire letter is replaced, it's just wrong. Why has a word like "boys" been replaced with the vulgar "boyZ"? When did "nuts" become "nutz"? And, for godsake, why? Why are Americans turning their backs on their esses? What has that sweet little curvy letter done to be relegated to the back of the buz?
I beg you, fellow Gatherers, help stop this insidious invasion of the rampaging zzz's... we must band together to save our collective esses!
Thank you for your attention to this pressing matter. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.