Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Are you a yankee?

Are you a yankee?:

I'm originally from Louisiana, but I have been working in North Carolina for some time.

Well, as part of my job, I was dealing with a lady on the phone, and all of a sudden she blurts out, "are you a yankee"? I say, "why would you ask me that"

It seems I said the word "pecan," and pronounced it puh-KAHN and she felt it should be pronounced PEE-can. I told her I am from Louisiana and we consider her to be the yankee.

She took it all in good stride, but from what I have discerned since then, PEE-can is definitely the more yankee version.


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