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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 09-19-2009, 02:55 AM
 
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I say bag with a short "a" like bad. I am orginally from VA and lived there for most of my life.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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With the same vowel as "bad" or "radical"
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: MN
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BAAAAAAG

like *** or mag(azine)

Midwest accent baby.

i also say PEN...like DEN...not like PIN. Get it right folks
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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I say bage
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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I'm also from the Northwest. I say something more like BA-ig... first part rhymes with Hag & Mag - and the second part almost a syllable but not quite, rhyming with Fig & Pig.

I also say Egg with a long "a" -rhymes with Vague & Hague. I don't know anyone back home who says it with a short "e".

A lot of people don't think the Pacific NW has its own accent, but it definitely does. It doesn't shine through with all words, but definitely with some of them. Now that I live in the Midwest, I get asked a lot if I'm from Canada.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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bAg. I am from NY.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I'm also from the Northwest. I say something more like BA-ig... first part rhymes with Hag & Mag - and the second part almost a syllable but not quite, rhyming with Fig & Pig.

I also say Egg with a long "a" -rhymes with Vague & Hague. I don't know anyone back home who says it with a short "e".

A lot of people don't think the Pacific NW has its own accent, but it definitely does. It doesn't shine through with all words, but definitely with some of them. Now that I live in the Midwest, I get asked a lot if I'm from Canada.
Canada, eh? Really?
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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It's interesting that the Pacific NW has been mentioned here a few times.

When I used to visit my grandparents north of Seattle, the neighborhood kids all spoke with long A's where short A's should have been:

Baig
Raig
Saig
Taig

and one that starts with F that they'd call my brother.

This past summer, I lived in Spokane. I sold a child's wagon on craigslist. The woman that called about it kept saying "waygon", and it was hard for me to not burst out laughing, even as I said, "Yes, the wagon is still for sale", "Yes, I'll bring the wagon to you". Waygon. LOL.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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OK - I've got to clarify something here - that whole "Waygon" thing is kind of the... um... how should I say it gently... "country" accent in the Pacific NW. It is not the "mainstream" accent. Likewise - Warsh, as in Warshington
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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OK - I've got to clarify something here - that whole "Waygon" thing is kind of the... um... how should I say it gently... "country" accent in the Pacific NW. It is not the "mainstream" accent. Likewise - Warsh, as in Warshington
I've never heard "Warshington" in WA.

A guy I work with (originally from Nebraska) says it with regularity, and quite frankly it's annoying and it makes me want to make fun of him.
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