How do you pronounce pannier?

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Pannier

  1. Pan-yea

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  2. Pan-ee-er

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  1. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    Well I have heard it both ways but being Appalachian-American I say pan-ee-er. Which I actually believe is correct. But I had someone saying it the other way yesterday and it got me thinking about which is more popular.

    I hope my phonetics make sense.
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    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Adventure Kitty Tuna Gatita Blanca

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    Puh...puh...puh...saddlebags.
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  4. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    Saddlebags are soft bags, panniers are hard boxes, duh.
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  5. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    HARD-cases.

    Done.

    In most circles, you mention "pannier" and you get glassy looks. Except for the odd glare of someone who thinks he's been called a dirty name...
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    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    Unless it's a bagger
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  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Guys I cycled with all called them pan-yers.

    Hard to mispronounce boxes or bags. It's like ordering #7 on a menu at an ethnic restaurant. Or in my case pointing at it and saying I'll have this.
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    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    saddlebag
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  11. Doug Just Doug

    Doug Just Doug Silly Party Candidate Supporter

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    The ugly sounding Anglo pronunciation is correct. The nice-sounding way is only for douche bags trying to sound French, or is it "do-shay" bags? :lol3

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  12. Hamamelis

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    Funny enough, while paneer is one of my favorite Indian foods, I do pronounce "pannier" oh so slightly differently...
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    Simple, the way its supposed to be pronounced.
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  14. Gone in 60

    Gone in 60 Been here awhile

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    Box.
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  15. Sonny S.

    Sonny S. Long timer

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    Hard bags from a Harley rider.
    And a Tour Pak is a Tour Pak or a pizza box.. not a trunk.
    And we RIDE motorcycles just like you RIDE a horse or a bicycle. You do not drive a horse or a bicycle.
    Bicycle Pannier....I know nothing.
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    PlainClothesHippy Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.

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    One could go the pretentious route and always refer to them by the name brand and model.
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  17. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  18. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Pannier is an English word (and has been for WAY more than 50 years); the French word it is thought to come from is panier (a basket used to carry bread).
    Pan-yer for the (American) English word,
    pawn-yay for the French.
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  19. Rubber Dutchman

    Rubber Dutchman Lurking Adventurer

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    I say it like Ewan and Charley ... except I don't ever say it. I call them side cases.
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  20. motokeith

    motokeith Been here awhile

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    I say it the right way
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