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    How do you pronounce panniers

    On our recent ride down the coast we met a few Canadians that pronounced it so it sounded french.... ummm I don't not how to type it but something like panyay. We are pronounced it pannier as in pan-yers....

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    'PAN-yer' or 'PAN-yers' is the correct pronounciation.

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    Some people say pan-eers. I'm not one of them.
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    All my touring friends and me say, "PA-nears".

    Of course if you buy expensive enough ones... you can pretty much say it how you want!!

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    Other references that may be of help in rebutting the neigh-se-Yiers.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=pannier

    OR with a little history on the origins of the word...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#pannier

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    Panny-ers, pan-years, or pan-ears - take your pick.
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    Thats pretty interesting that no one went with the french version. It was funny the first two riders that corrected us were Canadian school teachers, they made it clear that it was not pan-yers but pan-yeas. I felt like we must sound like a group of Jeff Foxworthys relatives riding the Pacific Coast. (Said in my best Jeff Foxworthy voice). And then the next couple we met were also from Canada and Also pronounced it Panyeas.... so then I realized that I may have never heard it pronounced outloud before and had only seen it in print.... sounds pretty dumb I know.

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    "I felt like we must sound like a group of Jeff Foxworthys relatives riding the Pacific Coast"

    Don't worry, deservedly that's how 99.9% of the rest of the world thinks of us anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livngood
    Other references that may be of help in rebutting the neigh-se-Yiers.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=pannier

    OR with a little history on the origins of the word...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#pannier

    Thanks alot that is the info I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan
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    LOL don't get me started on how you Aussies pronounce things j/k

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntbikedude
    Thats pretty interesting that no one went with the french version. It was funny the first two riders that corrected us were Canadian school teachers, they made it clear that it was not pan-yers but pan-yeas. I felt like we must sound like a group of Jeff Foxworthys relatives riding the Pacific Coast. (Said in my best Jeff Foxworthy voice). And then the next couple we met were also from Canada and Also pronounced it Panyeas.... so then I realized that I may have never heard it pronounced outloud before and had only seen it in print.... sounds pretty dumb I know.
    It is pan-yays. They are right.... (At least it is here in Canada since it IS a french word).

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    In France, they think it's a canadian word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15
    In France, they think it's a canadian word.
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by livngood
    Other references that may be of help in rebutting the neigh-se-Yiers.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=pannier

    OR with a little history on the origins of the word...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#pannier
    One of those pronunciations is from an American's bicycling glossary (and therefore somewhat anecdotal) and the other an "American Heritage" dictionary.

    However, it IS a French word and we Canucks have a tendancy to use those French pronuciations naturally.

    BUT....does it really matter which way is right? Hell I say "metre" and you say "yard"

    Let's just call them, "Dem dare rack bag thingies," and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrodull
    One of those pronunciations is from an American's bicycling glossary (and therefore somewhat anecdotal) and the other an "American Heritage" dictionary.

    However, it IS a French word and we Canucks have a tendancy to use those French pronuciations naturally.

    BUT....does it really matter which way is right? Hell I say "metre" and you say "yard"

    Let's just call them, "Dem dare rack bag thingies," and be done with it.
    LMAO
    Last edited by mntbikedude; 09-05-04 at 08:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntbikedude
    LOL don't get me started on how you Aussies pronounce things j/k

    That's an odd name. I'd'a called 'em "chazzwazzers".

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    There's no one correct answer, but to avoid those who are ideologically attached to one pronunciation or another, I say, "saddle bags."
    Edited to remove the word "idiots."
    Last edited by Daily Commute; 10-19-04 at 05:57 PM.

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    I feel insulted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    I feel insulted.
    Try using a French word with a French accent in parts of the US these days, and you'll understand why I just say, "saddle bags."

    I think pan-year and pan-yea are OK. But why step into a thicket when you can avoid it?
    Last edited by Daily Commute; 09-07-04 at 08:54 AM.

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    Pan (the thing that you fry eggs with) and ears (those things on your head that you hear and listen with.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrmyorick
    That's an odd name. I'd'a called 'em "chazzwazzers".
    Bumping the thread, and also praising your Simpsons trivia knowlege.

    "Coffee?"
    "Beeah?"
    "Coffee?"
    "Beeah?"
    "No, Kaw-fee?"
    "Bee-eeah?"

    Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PainTrain
    Bumping the thread, and also praising your Simpsons trivia knowlege.

    "Coffee?"
    "Beeah?"
    "Coffee?"
    "Beeah?"
    "No, Kaw-fee?"
    "Bee-eeah?"

    Classic.

    Thanks. I was slightly depressed that nobody got it before.

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    It's the french word for "basket". Pronounced "pan-yays".

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    Pannier is an english word. Panier is a french word for basket. The french word for pannier is sacoche.

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