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puh-con 30 53.57%
pee-can 26 46.43%
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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How do you say "pecan"?

When I was a kid - during the years I was growing up in Albany, Georgia ... there wasn't much debate about how to pronounce the word - pecan .. it was "puh-con" - a "pee-can" was something that a truck driver kept under the seat of his truck.

But, I've noticed Paula Dean pronouncing them "pee-cans" some times - and Paula and I went to school together in the 3rd-4th grade in Albany. So I'm curious ... and no, I'm not bashing my friend Paula!

And, yes - I know ... both pronunciations are acceptable in the dictionary.

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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Pee-can for me, and down here, I have never heard the other pronounciation.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:42 AM   #3
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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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for me, it's pe-con. not so much puh-con. the "e' is slightly pronounced.
That's more how I say it - perfect description!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:48 AM   #5
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for me, it's pe-con. not so much puh-con. the "e' is slightly pronounced.
Me too.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:09 AM   #6
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The Pee and the Can for me

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:37 AM   #7
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I'm with BT...Pe-con
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:32 AM   #8
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P-Can.........
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:41 AM   #9
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Ditto-ing Andy. Accent is on the P, not the Can.

I love discussions of accents and pronunciations. Here in Massachusetts, especially in the Boston area, you can often identify the TOWN someone grew up in by the way they pronounce certain words.

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pee kan.

or "Those Nuts there" <point>
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