That word will be the one thing that finally breaks this country up into several smaller sections - all depending on how the natives grew up pronouncing it. And the tree doesn't even grow everywhere!
Originally Posted by ssn679doc
I have actually heard the word come out of people's mouths as pee-can. And, yes, a pee can is just as you describe. That pronunciation is horrible. But I do not say that - mine is pee-kahn. Not too much stress on the first syllable, lest you think I go around saying PEE-can.
So now naiad, myself, and Joanie/doc have our pronunciations - see, the battle fronts are appearing along historical lines...
So, doc - do the rest of the words now!
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC