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DS and DN's arguing how to pronounce this word!

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kid Wed 09-Feb-05 19:18:32

Its so funny, DS (2.10) and DN's (11 and 7) are arguing over who says 'bagel' right.
We say 'b-ay-gal' and they say 'b-i-gal'
So who is right?

WigWamBam Wed 09-Feb-05 19:20:54

According to my dictionary it's "bay-gle" - that's how I say it, too.

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 19:21:05

b-i-gal is north London

b-ay-gal is Manchester

I do the Manchester way which I always think sounds better

Hulababy Wed 09-Feb-05 19:21:56

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kid Wed 09-Feb-05 19:24:33

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Yorkiegirl Wed 09-Feb-05 19:29:06

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WestCountryLass Wed 09-Feb-05 20:17:30

Bay-gles in Bristol

Gobbledigook Wed 09-Feb-05 20:18:41


How on earth is bagel 'bigal'????? Bloody southerners

SPARKLER1 Wed 09-Feb-05 20:20:41

In Dorset. We say Baygawl OOOOH-AARRRR [grin

Tanzie Wed 09-Feb-05 22:28:52

There is a point somewhere in the East End tho, where the spelling changes from "bagel" to "beigel"...(runs and hides at this unhelpful addition to the thread).

My family all live in Norf Landan (Sarfga'e) and we say "bagel" (and eat with lox and cream cheese).

wordsmith Wed 09-Feb-05 22:36:53

Round my way we say baps.

Tanzie Wed 09-Feb-05 22:39:30

Get back to the huge cock thread, Wordsmight - this thread is clean!

wordsmith Wed 09-Feb-05 22:40:20

Sorry couldn't help myself

joash Wed 09-Feb-05 23:19:03

Personally, we all say 'b-ay'gal'. But DH thinks 'b-i-gal' sounds much more fun (don't think he's talking about the same thing though ).

Joolstoo Wed 09-Feb-05 23:31:10

another vote for 'bay-gel'

KateandtheGirls Wed 09-Feb-05 23:34:36

Definitely "bay-gle". That's what it is in New York, from where they hail.

WideWebWitch Wed 09-Feb-05 23:34:58

Yep, agree, bay gle

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