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lenA 09-27-13 09:10 AM

how do you pronounce?
 
Help.......If you are like me and fear embarassment and public ridicule by not pronouncing bike stuff names correctly, let's clear the air

I'll start with 'Ciocc'

ThermionicScott 09-27-13 09:22 AM


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memebag 09-27-13 09:59 AM

I walked into REI last week and the lady asked if she could help me find anything. I told her I was looking for something I wasn't sure how to pronounce. She said "Panniers are over here."

Notgrownup 09-27-13 10:12 AM

PANNIERS (PAN YEAHS)... I am french and i always called them "Sacs de Selle" Saddle bags...I actually never had actuala Panniers (Baskets) on my bike.

MEversbergII 09-27-13 10:33 AM

I've always pronounced Panniers as Pan-ears.

Screw it, going back to calling them bread bags!

M.

the sci guy 09-27-13 11:18 AM

pan ears

memebag 09-27-13 11:57 AM

The lady at REI said "PANyers". This is in Texas. I'm going with that pronunciation. Unexpectedly dropping accurate French pronunciation into Texas drawl can get you beat up.

eja_ bottecchia 09-27-13 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notgrownup (Post 16109389)
PANNIERS (PAN YEAHS)... I am french and i always called them "Sacs de Selle" Saddle bags...I actually never had actuala Panniers (Baskets) on my bike.

I can read and write a fair amount of French. The pronunciation, however, kills me. On my first trip to France I will have to carry my iPad and write out everything.

A bientot.

ThermionicScott 09-27-13 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by memebag (Post 16109782)
The lady at REI said "PANyers". This is in Texas. I'm going with that pronunciation. Unexpectedly dropping accurate French pronunciation into Texas drawl can get you beat up.

It's been a loanword long enough that the REI lady was correct. No one should be pronouncing it "pan-yay."

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

Steve B. 09-27-13 02:33 PM

Pan-ee-Yers.

Dan Burkhart 09-27-13 02:41 PM

I'm not French, but my better half is so I would not get away with calling them panyers.

Notgrownup 09-27-13 03:02 PM

Funny stuff here....It sounds funny to me it's all...I really don't care...

tagaproject6 09-27-13 03:58 PM

Depends on the roots of the bicycle, your location and the company you keep. If you are capable of multiple languages you'll be able to adjust.

ahsposo 09-27-13 05:23 PM

In case you need a reference:

http://i.imgur.com/l78u0Sr.jpg


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