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Old 09-27-13, 09:10 AM   #1
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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'
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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."
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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.
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I've always pronounced Panniers as Pan-ears.

Screw it, going back to calling them bread bags!

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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.
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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.

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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
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Pan-ee-Yers.
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I'm not French, but my better half is so I would not get away with calling them panyers.
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Funny stuff here....It sounds funny to me it's all...I really don't care...
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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.
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