Bike News Roundup: Everything you ever needed to know to pronounce the word ‘pannier’

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a look at some of the transportationy stuff going around the web lately.

First up! This spring, Russ at The Path Less Pedaled worked very hard to finally answer an enigma that has plagued non-French-speaking bike riders for ages: I bought these bike bags that attach to my bike rack, and the person at the store called them “pan-YAYS,” but then my friend called them “PAN-ee-yers,” and now I have no idea what to call them. How am I supposed to pronounce “panniers?” Well, even if you know (or think you know) the answer, Russ’s exploration of the question is surprisingly fascinating:

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8 Responses to Bike News Roundup: Everything you ever needed to know to pronounce the word ‘pannier’

  1. Peri Hartman says:

    paan-e-eh, with no accent on the syllables. The eh is pronounced more like ay, but shorter.

  2. NickS says:

    Peri, just watch the video. :) It’s excellent, truly.

  3. Brock says:

    We’re all pronouncing it backwards. Correct pronunciation: rain-nap.

  4. Kirk says:

    It ‘s pronounced Luxury Yacht.

  5. Peter says:

    It’s pronounced “saddle bags.”

  6. NullBull says:

    Eurosnobs ruin everything. ;)

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