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Old 09-02-04, 09:13 PM   #1
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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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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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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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Old 09-04-04, 06:56 PM   #11
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LOL don't get me started on how you Aussies pronounce things j/k
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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.
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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In France, they think it's a canadian word.
LOL
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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
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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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

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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."

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I feel insulted.
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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?

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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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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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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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