Why is she talking about "baggles"?
September 3, 2012 11:08 AM Subscribe
In what regional dialect do people pronounce "bagel" as though it were spelled "baggle"?
posted by Mars Saxman to Writing & Language (76 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
One of the clerks at a nearby coffee shop here in Seattle talks about serving "baggles", or like "bag-gulls" - a totally flat A-sound instead of the usual soft "ay". I thought she was doing it on purpose to be funny, but it's been months now and she's totally consistent about it. I haven't noticed any other unusual markers in her speech, so I can't tell whether this is an idiosyncratic mispronunciation or just a regional accent I've never encountered before.