The Final Answer on How to Pronounce "Pecan"

Categories: Chewing the Fat

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Bert Vaux studies linguistics at the University of Cambridge and recently created a survey of 122-linguistic based questions and gathered responses from 11,500 people across the country. He then sent the files over to Joshua Katz at the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University, who created these fascinating charts that "interpolate" how we all say things based on our geographic location.

Fortunately the maps are color-coded so we don't have to Google words like interpolate.

Click through for mayonnaise ("man-aze"), caramel ("carra-mel"), Coke (the word for cabonated beverages, crawfish (not "crayfish") and Thanksgiving (THANKSgiving).

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2 comments
J_A_
J_A_ topcommenter

It's pee-can when you feel a little bit country, pe-cahn when you wanna feel fancy.

monstruss
monstruss

the Coleslaw/Slaw charge is a little surprising.

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