How do you pronounce "pecan"?

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  1. clm10308

    clm10308 DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. Christine

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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.
     
  4. luvmy3

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    pee can

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  5. SandrA9810

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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.
     
  6. Poohforyou

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    I say pea-can rather than pea-con
     
  7. Shyvioletisme

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    In Texas we pronounce it like: pa-con. No long e. But the first syllable rhymes with ugh.
     
  8. si-am

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    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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    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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    Oddly, I pronounce it two different ways:

    PEE-can pie.

    Everything else: peh-cahn.
     
  13. codimouse

    codimouse Over 45 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    In South Tx we say puh-kahn

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  14. hulagirl87

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    I was just going to post this same thing :lmao:
     
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  16. mjantz

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    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!!
     
  17. minkydog

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    We're a bilingual family. I say PEEcan and hubby says puhCON
     
  18. EMom

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    Another Texan here. Yes, it's puh-CON. Draw out the last syllable for a while......
     
  19. Wishing on a star

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    From the South...
    It's Pe-Cahn or Pe-con here!
    (not puh-con... pe-cahn is the closest spelling to me)

    Peeeek-n or Peeee-con sounds so weird!!!
     
  20. SpecialK

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    Chicagoan here , and I pronounce it the same way.
     
  21. DisneyNutMary

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    New York City girl here. We say peecan. Butter peecan ice cream and peecan pie
     

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