Puh-kahn or pee-can: Right pronounciation is tough nut to crack
It's pee-can! Goodness, gracious, sakes a live, don't y'all know anything:) And then there is my tomato peeve.:)
This Thanksgiving, after you've finished off the turkey and dressing, you'll surely save some room for a slice of pecan pie for dessert.
And depending on where you're from and how you were raised, you'll either call it a "puh-kahn" pie or a "pee-can" pie.
Down in the Mobile County town of Theodore, home of the Alabama Pecan Festival, they like to say "puh-kahn."
But over in south Georgia, where pecans are almost as precious as peaches, you'll find some folks who prefer "pee-can."
And even a few who like to have it both ways.
As executive director of the Alabama Pecan Festival, Theodore pecan grower Billy Bolton doesn't really care how festival-goers pronounce it, just as long as they keep coming back for more.
"I say 'puh-kahns,' but I grew up right here saying that," Bolton says. "I have people that call and want to buy 'pee-cans,' and I tell them we have those, too.
"We don't discriminate," he adds. "We just load 'em up on whatever they want."
From Free North Carolina