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Old 03-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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I always thought the pronunciation depended on what part of the country you live in, or where your parents came from.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #12
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I always thought the pronunciation depended on what part of the country you live in, or where your parents came from.
It certainly seems like the difference is geographical. No wrong way to say it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #13
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A PeeCan is somthing you take up in the deer stand so you don't have to climb down so often.....
Or the boat so you don't have to hang your butt over the side (if you're female).
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:09 AM   #14
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Or the boat so you don't have to hang your butt over the side (if you're female).
There are two kinds of divers. Those that pee in their wetsuits and those that tell you they don't!
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #15
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Pay Cahns, emphasis on the first sylable
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #16
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Oh its Peecans. And dont forget Cawfee and Chawcolate
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:24 PM   #17
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There's a right and logical way to go about this. The native range of the pecan begins along the lower Mississippi River and runs south and west. Texas has the largest native pecan range of any state. While all sorts of pronunciations can be found throughout the U.S., within the native range it is overwhelmingly pick-Ahn, puh-Khan, and occasionally pee-Khan, but I think that last one's suspect. The "Peas," Pea-can, Pee-khan, and Pea-un, are mostly outside the native range and therefore of no real consequence. So the Pea-cans, Pea-khans, and pick-Anns are just people who talk funny.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #18
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Nothing to settle. Since both pronunciations are shown in the dictionary, both are correct. And no matter how someone pronounces it, I think we all understand what they are talking about.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #19
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Nothing to settle. Since both pronunciations are shown in the dictionary, both are correct. And no matter how someone pronounces it, I think we all understand what they are talking about.
If a boat, a lake, fishing pole, and a 3 lb coffee can are shown next to the pee-can pronunciation, I definitely know what a pee-can is!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #20
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I grew up saying "pee-cans", but since moving to the South, it's "pe-khans" It must be a regional thing.
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