(Closed) How do you pronounce “bag”?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you say "bag"?
    With a short a. : (125 votes)
    69 %
    With a long a. : (50 votes)
    28 %
    Some other way. : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Funny, I’m from Wisconsin 🙂 I used to say it with the long A, but once I traveled and met people from other places and realized it was mainly just a WI thing… I tried to start saying it with the short A. Now I pronounce it like a hybrid in between the short and long A, lol.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m from St. Louis too! I pronounce it with a short a.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I say bag with long a ..rhymes with flag.

    how do Wisconsinians say it?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My brain can’t process the difference between a long a and a short a at the moment. Can someone spell them phonetically??

    Excuse the fact that I’m a moron, please 🙂 Haha.

    Edit: I’m from South Carolina and to me, bag rhymes with flag. I don’t know how else it would be pronounced, but I’m interested in the difference.

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    With a short a.

    I’ve lived in a variety of places and never heard anyone pronounce it with a long a.

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper

    Short a, definitely.

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @CarolinaCola: A “long a” is when the pronunciation sounds like the name of the letter itself.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Like bayg.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    oh snap. then I pronouce it with the short a!

    @CarolinaCola: I’m glad you asked becuase I couldn’t figure it out either! lol!

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MlleBrielle: Well, anywhere you go, those two will rhyme, but different regions say it different ways. The long A is very Wisconsinite, most places use short A.

    @CarolinaCola: short A is like “apple” and long A is like “acorn”

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Mrs.KMM: Gahh, then I think I voted wrong. Because I definitely don’t say it “bayg,” which to me sounds like an “a” being pronounced like it sounds within the word.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Bag, rhymes with flag.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @galloway111: Okay, yeah. I say it with a short a, then.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @CarolinaCola: If you do not say “bayg”, then you say it with a short a.

    “Bayg” would be with a long a.

    ETA: You beat me to it! 🙂

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