Friday, March 26, 2010

3 Very Important Questions




Cocaine Princess here.

I like bagels. My favorite are JalapeƱo Cheddar Bagels. Usually I'm happy with just a bowl of cereal but there have been those rare occasions where I will go wild and eat a toasted bagel in place of cereal.

Earlier this week I came across a disturbing piece of news. The disturbing news: all these years I have been mispronouncing the word BAGEL. At least I think I have been? Allow me to explain. Let's rewind back to exactly 3 days ago: It was Tuesday if you're having trouble figuring that one out.  Saturday through Monday I was so busy that I didn't have any time for myself. Tuesday was really the only day I did. Over the past couple of weeks I had DVR'ed several TV shows and decided Tuesday was a good day as any to catch up on them. One of them happened to be "Community." The episode: Britta played by cutie Gillian Jacobs is teased by her peers for her pronunciation of the word “Bagel.” She calls it a BAG-EL. Hmm, so this got me thinking, is it BAY-GUL or BAG-EL?

Is there only one proper way to say the word or are they both considered acceptable? Myself, I always call it a BAY-GUL but up here many people will in fact refer to the doughy delight as a BAG-EL. Hell, there's even a Tim Horton's commercial involving an office worker writing down lunch orders. One co-worker replies, "a bag-el." And speaking of Tim Horton's, when I sometimes stop by during the mornings I have heard a few customers say, "I'd like to order a toasted BLT BAG-EL."

Again I ask the question: Is it BAY-GUL or BAG-EL?

For the past couple of days I have been agonizing trying to find the answer. After putting on my sleuthing cap, I did a little research on the web and was surprised to see how many others have asked my exact same question. I even found a fanatical group of bagel lovers and according to them the correct way to say the word is BAG-EL and anyone who says otherwise is wrong.

So I ask you my lovelies 3 Very Important Questions:

1}
DO YOU EAT BAGELS AND IF SO WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE?

2} 
WHEN YOU ARE AT A RESTAURANT ORDERING, DO YOU SAY BAY-GUL OR BAG-EL?

3}
FOR THOSE WHO CALL IT A BAY-GUL, DO YOU TEASE THOSE WHO CALL IT A BAG-EL?

If you feel these questions are a little too heavy for a Friday then please take your time. Think about it over the weekend and get back to me next week.

Hmm, all this talk about bay-guls and bag-els has got me hungry. I think I'll pop some in the toaster after I post this or unless Mr. Sandman plans on skipping his visit tonight I think I'll just go to bed instead.
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My loyal and dear readers it's finally Friday. Made it through another week. Hooray!

Whatever your plans are have an awesome weekend.-x


XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

9 comments:

www.collegetickr.com said...

1. Yes. Poppy seed.

2. Bay-gul. IMHO it's a word with two pronoucations. Some say tomay-toe some say tomah-toe.

3. No, wouldn't make fun of them but there’s a guy in my class who says CAT-SUP and not KET-CHUP. It bugs the hell out of me so much I want to bitch slap the guy with my text book. It’s KET-CHUP!

Jason :)

Heff said...

'round these parts it's called "Bay-Gul", but Heff doesn't eat them.

I DO love me some Cheddar Bisquits, though.

Anonymous said...

1. Raisin BAY-GUL

2. Note to all Canadians--A BAG-EL is for Bilbo Baggins. You Northerns are a strange cluster of people.

3. See No.2

BTW still snowing? Heh-heh

Cocaine Princess said...

Anonymous at 10:40,
No, the snow has melted away.

Anonymous said...

1- whole grain

2- bay-gul

3- yes

Anonymous said...

How about the word "schedule". It's one that always irks me.
When I hear people pronouncing it "shed - ule", I always ask them what "shool" they attended that taught them that pronunciation?
It's "sked - ule"

Slyde said...

1. salt, baby
2. bay-gul
3. its honestly such a slight distinction i dont know if i ever noticed it before.

South Florida Lawyers said...

Hold on -- jalapeno cheddar bagels??

Oy!

Go with an "everything," toasted, with a schmear of nova cream cheese.

The Constant Complainer said...

I say Barry, you say Manilow. Barry... LOL. Your bagel pronounciation made me think of that.

Normally, I say bay-gul. And I'm all about the raisin or blueberry ones.