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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce "bag"?
The same way as "beg", or virtually the same 17 5.90%
With the same vowel as "bad" or "radical" 239 82.99%
Neither way 32 11.11%
Voters: 288. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: MN
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I say BAAAAAY...gh.

My roomate from Nebrasker called pronounced PENS and PENCILS as PINS AND PINCELS.

and said bAg.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Red Wing, MN
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I say bag like "vague". Born & raised in Minnesota
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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There may be other places, but Minnesota and Wisconsin are the only places I've seen that pronounce it the way they do. Doesn't bother me at all, but it seems like a really odd way to say it. I've often wondered how it came to be that they say bayg.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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Bag as in apple (the short a). No long a involved with my pronunciation.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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There may be other places, but Minnesota and Wisconsin are the only places I've seen that pronounce it the way they do. Doesn't bother me at all, but it seems like a really odd way to say it. I've often wondered how it came to be that they say bayg.
Those from the Dakotas and parts of Michigan say it, too.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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There may be other places, but Minnesota and Wisconsin are the only places I've seen that pronounce it the way they do. Doesn't bother me at all, but it seems like a really odd way to say it. I've often wondered how it came to be that they say bayg.

I live in central Michigan and I guess you would say we may sound a bit like that too. Its not as pronounced here as it is in parts of Minnesota but Im sure most people from outside the upper midwest would say we do it too.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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ba-ig, or bahyg. But one syllable, and with the short a being like "radical" rather than "bad." It's different from beg, which I pronounce like beh-ig or behyg, having the same sound as bay and bagel (but not bake).

It's like in between a long A and a long I.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Both ways.....depends who I'm talking with or what the subject matter is. I don't know why I say both, but I know I do. In MN it's "beg", and I know it's supposed to be "bag". Just moved to OH so I'll have to figure out how they say it out here.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Just moved to OH
My condolences.

I tend to say it both ways, too. Mostly "beg," but sometimes my Michigan / Lower Midwest roots come out and I say "bag" with a short "a."
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Bad and radical? Different sounds for me.
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