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puh-con 30 53.57%
pee-can 26 46.43%
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:31 AM   #21
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I have been thinking about this, and I do believe I say it differently depending on what follows it.

It is a pee-CAN pie, but I probably would buy a bag of p'cons to make it.

Sorry. Pittsburgh dad, Missouri mom, lived all over the country, and have the accent(s) to prove it.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:33 AM   #22
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pee'- kin as in who's peakin' at the winder or juwanna slassa pee'kin pah?
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:20 PM   #23
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for me, it's pe-con. not so much puh-con. the "e' is slightly pronounced.
Me too. There is the 'Pe' sound but the 'e' is almost more of an apostrophe: P'caan.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:09 PM   #24
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Same as BuckyTom!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:43 PM   #25
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for me, it's pe-con. not so much puh-con. the "e' is slightly pronounced.
Same here, bucky. If I said pee-can here, I'd be run out of town.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:46 PM   #26
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or "Those Nuts there" <point>


I'm with Bucky too.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:32 PM   #27
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I like the puh can but most of the time I just sat the nuts I have in my back yard. I really
don`t care either is fine for me as long as I can understand what the person is saying.
I just love Paula Dean, I wished I knew her personally.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:56 PM   #28
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Can I vote all three?
I'm with BuckyT
Pee-can is how I started, I was born in NYC and learned to talk there
Puh-cahn is how I say it now or I get laughed at
Peh-cahn is how it turns out, because I am now "bi-lingual"
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:08 PM   #29
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pee-can for me.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:27 PM   #30
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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.
I'm with buckytom on this one... I only started saying pee-can when I saw that movie When Harry Met Sally. I could not get pee-can out of my mind after that!
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:46 PM   #31
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For this boy raised picking pecans in Texas, and whose grandmother lived on Pecan Street in Texas City, TX, it's pih-kahn.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:11 PM   #32
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I can't go with either pronunciation listed. Phonetically, I pronounce it pee-con, with long e and short o sounds. And what I really know is that they taste great.

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I'm with buckytom on this one... I only started saying pee-can when I saw that movie When Harry Met Sally. I could not get pee-can out of my mind after that!
A pee-can is what I use when I'm fishin' on a boat and can't get to the shore in a reasonable amount of time.

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:21 PM   #34
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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.
In the U.S., the pronunciation of the word "research", depends on how it's used. If you use "research" as a noun, like in the sentence "I have much research to do before the semester's end.", then the first syllable is emphasized. If on the other hand, the word is used as a verb - "I need to research the subject further.", then the last syllable is emphasized.

At least that's how it is among the people I know.

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:31 PM   #35
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I grew up saying "pe-con" and have heard the many others already mentioned (I read the thread thru) but the most interesting pronunciation was from one of my little first graders who was happy to inform me that he had a "pay-cahn" (with HEAVY accent on "cahn" and said quickly. He proudly pointed pointed to his pants pocket. I asked him 3 times to repeat the word and finally exasperated with my ignorance he pulled out a pecan. How cute! Thank goodness he had brought the evidence. Oh, did I mention that he was born and raised in the heart of Cajun Land.......
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:42 PM   #36
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Just saw the poll. I can't vote, I say pee-con

edited to say: as I guess a lot of others do, too
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:14 AM   #37
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Just like bucky says it.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:21 AM   #38
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Just saw the poll. I can't vote,
How come??
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