How do you pronounce pecans? Do you say Pee-cans or Puh-cawns?

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  1. hudlife profile image60
    hudlifeposted 10 years ago

    How do you pronounce pecans? Do you say Pee-cans or Puh-cawns?

  2. Jo Deslaurier profile image70
    Jo Deslaurierposted 10 years ago

    I pronounce it Pee-cans but now that you've got me thinking about it I may try to switch to Puh-cawns.

  3. hudlife profile image60
    hudlifeposted 10 years ago

    I have always pronounced it, puh-cawns. My wife says it, pee-cans. It's a long standing debate in our house over the correct pronunciation.

  4. KristenGrace profile image61
    KristenGraceposted 10 years ago

    Around Philadelphia, I've actually heard it both ways... I don't like pecans so I rarely say it haha... A couple of Christmases ago, a relative brought this question up and everyone was torn.  I guess I say "puh-cahns"...

    Although I think it would be funny to totally ignore either way and start saying "PEC-ans..."

  5. MickS profile image59
    MickSposted 10 years ago

    I've only heard pee-cans and pe-cans, I would go for pe-cans with the short e because there is no grammatical reason to use the long e.  Also, pee-can, sounds like something that goes under the bed at night for those people who have lavatories a route march from the bedroom.  I think that in England, you would have problems being understood with, puh-cawns.

  6. RocketCityWriter profile image84
    RocketCityWriterposted 10 years ago

    In the Southern U.S. it's usually pronounced with the long e, pee-cans or pee-kahns. However, since I'm only a transplant to the South from the Midwest, I say puh-kahns.

  7. ichoosehim profile image60
    ichoosehimposted 10 years ago

    Being from North Carolina (we country) we drag our words out, we say peeeee-cans!!   smile


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