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. markk53

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  2. GreyThumper

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    I rode bicycles before I rode motorcycles, so in my head, panniers are soft bags (and pronounced PAN yers), so to prevent confusion when it comes to motorcycles, I just call them hard cases/boxes/luggage.
  3. slartidbartfast

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    Some steam locomotives had water storage tanks either side of the main boiler - known as pannier tanks. These may well have pre-dated bicycle panniers so I don't think cyclists have precedence over the term.
  4. GreyThumper

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    Yup, cyclists don't. The word pannier originally referred to baskets slung on the sides of pack animals (in old French, panier means bread basket). But I'd never heard of it before I got into cycling, so I first associated the word with nylon soft bags, and not aluminum luggage.
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  7. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    I pronounce it "saddlebags".
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    WeegieBored Been here awhile

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    Panyirs an tap boax

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  10. chardog1971

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    Au bon pain was the name of a French bakery where I grew up.
    I'm going with calling them bread bags
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    Pan Near