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Old 10-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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How do you pronounce "pecan"?

I know that the pronunciation of the word "pecan" is regional, but I am watching Food Network right now and just saw a commercial wher Alex -whatever her last name is- making a dish with "pee cans" It really bugs me to listen to that.

Where are you from and how do you pronounce "pecan"?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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I'm native to the Washington DC area and I say: pee-kahn, but the first syllable, while having a "long" e, is said quickly.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Pe-kahn as well. I've heard pee-can as well and its not all that strange to hear, but personally I dont say it that way.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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I say pea-can rather than pea-con
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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In Texas we pronounce it like: pa-con. No long e. But the first syllable rhymes with ugh.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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In Texas we pronounce it like: pa-con. No long e. But the first syllable rhymes with ugh.
This is how I say it and I've lived in Georgia all my life. I do hear lots of different pronunciations around here though.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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When Harry Met Sally! Would you care to partake in my pecan pie?

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I say pa-con.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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Chicago and Pee - (like James) Caan

Maybe it's more P'Caan. I dunno. It's not pea-can (o-worms)
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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Oddly, I pronounce it two different ways:

PEE-can pie.

Everything else: peh-cahn.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #12
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In South Tx we say puh-kahn

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #13
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I was just going to post this same thing
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #14
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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In Texas we pronounce it like: pa-con. No long e. But the first syllable rhymes with ugh.
That's how I say in too (Texan). When I hear pee-can I know I am in the DEEP South. Where you hear 'Bless your heart honey' & tea is so sweet it will rot your teeth with one sip!!
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