Why is bacon pronounced as baycon and not bah-con, as it is spelt?
Here in England
- Anonymous3 weeks agoFavorite Answer
- mal gLv 53 weeks ago
Had it been Baccon, it would have been Ba - con. Single 'c' means that the 'a' is a 'soft a'. Hence 'bay - con'.
- ckngbbblsLv 73 weeks ago
for the same reason tough, rough, borough and through are not pronounced the same.
- Nikki PLv 73 weeks 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.
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- Mmm JLv 73 weeks ago
Because it tastes do good.
- el staplerLv 43 weeks ago
You can pronounce however you'd like but the overall consensus is baycon.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
What's the difference? There is no "h" in bacon......
- GoergeLv 73 weeks 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.
- pearlmarLv 73 weeks ago
It uses a long a, not a short a.
- ioerrLv 73 weeks ago
we're just crazy anarchists like that