magid brought in some leftover bread to work and sent out an email to the department saying that it was all vegan. I overheard someone ask her, "What makes it vegan?", except she pronounced vegan like "vaygan". No dictionary I can find has this is a legitimate pronunciation, yet I have heard at least 3 people use it in the past several months. Is this just pronouncing it like people would pronounce "vega" in Spanish? Or possibly the star Vega (which, after looking it up, the pronunciation with the long-a sound is actually 2nd to the pronunciation with the long-e sound)?
I did find that, according to one dictionary at least, "vejan" (pronouncing it like "vegetable) is also an acceptable pronunciation.
*not vegan, but I should play one on TV*