How do you pronounce pecan?

How do you pronounce pecan?This seems to be a worldwide debate. How do pronounce the word?

  • "Pee-can"
    71% (48)56% (28)64% (76)Vote
  • "Pah-kawn"
    10% (7)18% (9)14% (16)Vote
  • "Pee-kawn"
    19% (13)26% (13)22% (26)Vote
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Most Helpful Guy

  • Its Car-mel Pee-kawn.
    Pee can is something you piss in on a road trip. "Hey boy hand me that pee-can I need to take a leak. Hold the wheel for me"

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Here are the 4 major ways Americans pronounce it, along with a map that shows the relative frequencies of those pronunciations.

    www.farmflavor.com/.../pecan.jpg

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    • (not surprisingly, the map was compiled at NC State University -- note that North Carolina is one of the states with a hugely noticeable split between 2 different ways of pronouncing the word, between the western/Appalachian and eastern/coastal parts of the state)

What Guys Said 12

  • It's too subjective and thus confusing, so I always just point and say "Gimmee that nut right there!"

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  • Pee-can

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  • pe-kan

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  • AAAAAA... I've never heard it being pronounced differently.
    When I see what you're holding in your hands it makes me think about walnuts... could those be the same?

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  • pih-gar-n.. I think..
    "pah-kawn" made me think of someone hitting a giant gong. ^.^

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  • pe-can.

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  • i say pee can pie but for icecream i say butter pee kawn.

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  • pee can, whats so special about the pronunciation?

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  • I guess i use all three lol. I have like 4 simultaneous accents lol.

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  • There she is!! Lol. Pee-can

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  • PEE CAN

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  • A Southern lady once corrected me when I said "Pee-Can". She said it is pronounced "peh-kawn", a "Pee-Can" is what your grandfather uses in the middle of the night to relieve himself in.

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What Girls Said 25

  • It's a can you pee in.

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  • "A" for Absolutely, Coming from Someone who has Perfect Diction.
    So nice to see you, @RainbowFanGirl, I have been wondering where you have been? xx
    Good luck. xx

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  • pee-can

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  • Voted C... That's how I pronounce pecan.

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  • Puh-con

    Puh as in push
    Con as in con artist

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  • "Pee-cahn" or something like that. I've said each of the poll options, and I'm still confusing myself. It isn't a word I say often, so I'm not sure. xD

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  • "Pee-can"
    ?

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  • Pah-kawn

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  • Pe-kahn dahling, pe-kahn <3

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  • Pecán. Haven't really heard any of the other pronunciations haha.

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  • pee-can lol

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  • I say it as pee-kawn.

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  • Pee can. Though now I see it sounds funny. :p Pe kaan sounds fancier.
    The one that gets to me is when people pronounce coupon as "kyoo pon"... it sounds sooo gross.

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  • Pee in a can of course XD

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  • The first one

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  • I have always said it "pee can".

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  • "Pee-can"

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  • Pee-can

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  • I say pe can
    How to pronounce word carribean is up for debate too

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  • Pee-can or you can go home now.

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  • Pee-can!

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  • Lol these questions again?

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  • Peh- can

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  • "pee kawn", but I live in the south and most people say "pee can" here. I am the odd one on that lol

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  • "Pee-can", except in my language the "ee" is pronounced the same as the capital A in English. It's more like "pay-can". And the a in can is pronounced as the a in all or wall or the last a in anna.

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