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


Here in England

11 Answers

  • mal g
    Lv 5
    3 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'.   

  • 4 weeks ago

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

  • 4 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. 

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

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

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  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Because it tastes do good.

  • 4 weeks ago

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

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

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

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    4 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. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    It uses a long a, not a short a.

  • ioerr
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    we're just crazy anarchists like that

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