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Catch some zzz's

Posted by Bob on February 03, 2007

In Reply to: Catch some zzz's posted by Susan on February 03, 2007

: My 6 year old wants to know why people sometimes use the phrase, "Catch some zzz's," when referring to sleeping or napping. Any help with the origin of this slang would be much appreciated.

: Thank you,

: Susan

ZZZZ is the conventional cartoon representation of sleeping noises (big letters if it's snoring, smaller letters if it's just napping.)