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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomOther - United Kingdom · 8 months ago

Why is bacon pronounced as baycon and not bah-con, as it is spelt?

Update:

Here in England

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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  • mal g
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Had it been Baccon, it would have been Ba - con. Single 'c' means that the 'a' is a 'soft a'. Hence 'bay - con'.   

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  • 8 months ago

    for the same reason tough, rough, borough and through are not pronounced the same.

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  • 8 months ago

    lots of words are pronounced differently than they are SPELLED (spelt is a grain)

    Polish as in a nationality or polish as in putting a shine to your shoes

    Weather, whether both pronounced the same, different meanings. 

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      As Armouror says, in UK English we use Spell, spelled,  spelt.

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  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Because it tastes do good.

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  • 8 months ago

    You can pronounce however you'd like but the overall consensus is baycon. 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    What's the difference?  There is no "h" in bacon...... 

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  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Then what the heck is a hawt dawg with cawfee huh? The i comes before e except after C. But that gets weird too.

    It's because the original creators of the dictionary were sadists and the other half was insane. 

    Don't believe me? Watch Professor and the Madman which is based on a true story. 

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  • 8 months ago

    It uses a long a, not a short a.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    we're just crazy anarchists like that

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