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puh-con 30 53.57%
pee-can 26 46.43%
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:38 AM   #11
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I'm a "puh-con" person.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:40 AM   #12
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Well, I've been saying the word over, and over again to listen to exactly what I do say....It's "Puh-Con" maybe edging a little towards Pe(h)-Con. I can assure you It's not Pee-Can, nor do I know anybody around my part of the world that does say Pee-Can, If anyone did they would get some very strange looks!

Listen y'all, folks that say y'all every other breath y'all, really do get on my nerves y'all. I've heard some folks use y'all on T.V., that say the word y'all more times in 30 minutes y'all than the average Southener y'all says in a days time y'all. Y'all know what I mean???

Well, y'all, I 'fixin' to eat a piece of Puh-con pie. Y'all want some??

Pah-leeeeese!!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:44 AM   #13
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I voted for puh can. Whenever there are different pronunciations available, I choose the one that sounds best to my ears. Whether it sounds better to someone else is subject for another time.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:39 AM   #14
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pee [sounds like the letter p]-con [like a convict]
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:46 AM   #15
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Pee-can.

Which is weird.

I'm thinking about the word 'research' which is the word I use to test whether I'm pronoucing something in UK English or American English, Autrailasian English or West Indian English (oh the joys of crossculturalism!).

In American English it tends to be the stress on the first syllable, like REsearch, where as in English-English its re SEARCH. So weird that this nut thing flips it.

One day I'll say everything correctly in some country somewhere, rofl.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:55 AM   #16
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I`m a Hybrid, to me it is REsearch, I say data as DAY ta, not dah ta, although I am an Englishman.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:06 AM   #17
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I`m a Hybrid, to me it is REsearch, I say data as DAY ta, not dah ta, although I am an Englishman.

I had the re-SEARCH drummed ino me in a mock viva where I was told it REALLY mattered.....
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:30 AM   #18
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i've heard a number of southerners complain about paula's overdone accent, but hey, it's showbiz.

for me, it's pe-con. not so much puh-con. the "e' is slightly pronounced.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:33 AM   #19
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For he himself has said it,
And it's greatly to his credit,
That he is an Englishman! "



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Old 11-30-2007, 10:36 AM   #20
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i've heard a number of southerners complain about paula's overdone accent, but hey, it's showbiz.

for me, it's pe-con. not so much puh-con. the "e' is slightly pronounced.
Same here.
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