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Old 07-29-2014, 09:51 PM   #21
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New Orleans pronunciation of "pecan" is a little different from that in some parts of the South. One of the interesting colloquialisms down here is saying that someone is a "gone pecan":



http://www.neworleansbar.org/uploads...ticle_3-27.pdf


I think "pa-KAWN" (rhyming with "gone") is the most common pronunciation here, and that is how I say it now that I live here.


That is the way I grew up with, in the South but now Louisiana.
More like puh-kahn maybe. I have never heard anyone say PEE-Can. How weird!

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Must weigh in with South Carolina: only the houtiest of the hoity-toity here say puh-khan, the rest of us say pee-can. And don't get me started on the lady I spent way too much time standing next to in the SC food shows who sold puh-khan prawww-leeens! But they were tasty!
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Even though moving, there is no way I could pull off a Southern accent or pronunciation. I'd be laughed out of town, but I can probably represent the D Yankees (although a Boston fan) respectably.
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Must weigh in with South Carolina: only the houtiest of the hoity-toity here say puh-khan, the rest of us say pee-can. And don't get me started on the lady I spent way too much time standing next to in the SC food shows who sold puh-khan prawww-leeens! But they were tasty!

A native South Texan, I've always said puh-KHAN, like the ones that fell from the tree in my Granny's front yard.

And my Auntie made puh-KHAN PRAY-leenz.


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Around here it's puh-KHAN, sometimes almost peh-KHAN.

Starting to see the first ones dropping onto the pavement when I walk.

There is one house that the concrete street in front gets stained black later in the year.

At least they don't get stuck in the tread of my walking shoes, like those darn Mistletoe seeds do, they are a pain in winter. They get caught and make clicking sounds when I walk, and they are hard to pop out of the shoe tread even with a screwdriver.
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Not a pecan tree, but a month ago during storms, this oak tree split and fell on his neighbors truck about 2 blocks away...
Here were are shooting the breeze about pecans, and the Texan slips in a tall tale just to see if we're paying attention...
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Here were are shooting the breeze about pecans, and the Texan slips in a tall tale just to see if we're paying attention...


Tall tale about a tall tree...
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Grew up in the Mississippi Delta on the Mississippi River. Small oily pecans grow wild in the woods around there (or used to years ago). The wild pecans are the best in the world. I agree with "puh-kahn" (with almost equal accent on both syllables).
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Another phrase we used in the south was "stove up" meaning sore as in "After lifting all those boxes I am all stove up".

My wife didn't believe it was a phrase and thought I had made it up.
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Here were are shooting the breeze about pecans, and the Texan slips in a tall tale just to see if we're paying attention...
caught me

here's the puh-kahn limb being cut up this morning by the tree police
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Another phrase we used in the south was "stove up" meaning sore as in "After lifting all those boxes I am all stove up".

My wife didn't believe it was a phrase and thought I had made it up.
from googling the phrase

>Looking for the history of the phrase "all stove up" as in "that cowboy
>couldn't ride the range today 'cause he's all stove up."
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"Stove" is the adjectival form of the verb "to stave," one of the meanings of which is to destroy or "punch a hole in", as in an old nautical expression "A dead whale or a stove boat." "Stove in" is often used for damaged boats; "stove up" is a natural extension in the American use of "up". I don't believe it's particularly Western.


heard it all the time when I was 'coming up'
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I use it still. I even infected my sons. I thought it was a standard phrase in English. My wife was a Texan; she used it too.

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I have two native puh-kahn trees in my backyard shading my pool and constantly 'decorating' my pool with various debris throughout the year. I love the nice trees. But cannot recommend them arounds pools. I'd like to blame the trees, but in fairness they were there long before the pool was. So I guess that leaves only the wife to blame

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