How do you pronounce pannier?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by canoeguy, Aug 23, 2020.

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Pannier

  1. Pan-yea

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  2. Pan-ee-er

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  1. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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  2. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    On a KLR it is pronounced. ..milk-crate. Or Milkcrate from the old English derivation of cheap plastic box
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  3. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I used to make milk crates. Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones & black ones, even green ones. I ran the machine so fast I broke the hydraulic lines. Oh what a mess.
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  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    This is STILL going on? I'd have thought the video with the dictionary editor would have put this to rest once and for all. It's pan-nee-er or pan-nee-ya, not pan-eer, pan-year or anything pretentiously French sounding.

    Also the term applies to soft or hard bags, baskets or boxes. The word is the same for motorcycle saddlebags as it is for bicycle saddlebags (regardless what the users may think) and for pairs of bags or baskets slung across pack animals. In old steam locomotives the term was applied to describe water tanks situated either side of the boiler (pannier tanks) and still pronounced the same.
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  6. Vrode

    Vrode Not my problem Supporter

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    Side cases
    Or the less formal Fuckin boxes
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  7. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    Just don't call them paneers in India, it's Hindi for cheese.
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  8. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Long timer

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    Like Panny, but more
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  9. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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  10. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    This was long but surprisingly informative. Since when do we rely on experts to determine what's right? That's not the Youtube way...
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  11. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    To further knot our knickers over:

    Bombardier
    Is it bomb-a-deer or bom-bar-dee-yay or bom-bar-dee-air?

    Husqvarna
    Is it husk-varn-a or husk-a-varn or hoosk-ven-a?

    Personally, I tend to give credence to the native tongue. But even then, regional dialects and other differences. Is it kray-on or krawn, catch-up or cat-sup?
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  12. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Think for yourself

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    How about Öhlins? I always say "OH luns" but some guys that work for the company say "oh LEANS". Swedish pronounciation?
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  13. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Sad----------ull---------bag.
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  14. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    Only when on a Moter-sickle
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  15. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    There's a difference between "Ö" and "O", hard to explain online, but here's an attempt:
    https://swedishmadeeasy.com/swedish-vowels-a-a-o.html
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    Don't mention Akrapovic.
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  17. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    My Welsh father said we all pronounce Jones wrong.

    Never trust the Welsh language.
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  18. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    LUH GAUGE
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  19. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Or a hor-sie.
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  20. dirty_t

    dirty_t Been here awhile

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    “PAN-ear.” (And no, it’s not a baguette...:jack).
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