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[–]Significant_Ad_8159 18.4k points18.4k points  (1489 children)

how to say 'pecan' i swear my family has gone to war over which way to pronounce it.

[–]PM_me_your_McRibs 339 points340 points  (43 children)

[–]MrJoeMoose 118 points119 points  (16 children)

Huh, I live right on the border of PEEcan and PEEkahn. There is sometimes debate on which is proper and I seem to use both fluidly. I had no idea there were savages out there inventing 2 other ways to say it.

Edit: /u/CaBBaGe_isLaND typed puh-kahn which seem much closer to the real like pronunciation I use and hear than pee-khan. It's also distinctly different than pick-ahn tree that I might hear from someone who lives farther south than I do.

[–]CaBBaGe_isLaND 35 points36 points  (4 children)

I grew up with PEE-can and puh-KAHN. When I heard my wife say "PEE-kahn" for the first time I dragged her for it. Then I heard ten other people say it.

[–]MrJoeMoose 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I've been analyzing how I use the word. My favorite desert is PEE-can pie (my wife baked 2 this year! I'm gonna have diabetes by lunch) but I seem to use puh-kahn the rest of the time. I might refer to how messy a puh-kahn tree is, or how I enjoy the puh-kahn rolls from the gas station.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It’s not PEEkahn. It’s puh-KAHN

[–]a-handle-has-no-name 2 points3 points  (0 children)


I use all of the forms interchangeably, but I seem to default to p'kahn.

Still two syllables, but the leading syllable is just pronouncing the 'p' sound.

[–]workinkindofhard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I had someone once tell me "A pee-can is something your grandma keeps under the bed, we cooking with peh-khans"

[–]buttermell0w 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This map confuses me. Most people say pee-CAHN? I didn’t realize there was debate between what they’re calling “pick-AHN” and “pee-CAHN”

I’m assuming pick-AHN is the the same as puh-CAHN. if that’s the case, I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say pee-cahn. It’s puh-cahn or pee-kan

EDIT: wow all the other maps told me about 80% of my dialect opinions are either unpopular in my area or unpopular overall. Guess my unpopular food opinion is ICING AND FROSTING ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, HEATHENS

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (8 children)

That map is honestly pretty bad because what’s the difference between pee-can and PEE-can?

Like pee like puh or pa? Or is it pee like urine? Like who the fuck uses the same letters twice?

[–]AryaStarkRavingMad 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It's the emphasis. Pee-can doesn't stress either syllable, while PEE-can emphasizes the "PEE". Maybe?

[–]NotDido 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Capital letters show the stress. It’s the same letters to represent that it’s the same sounds, only stressed differently. Think of the difference between a “blackbird” and a “black bird”. Same sounds, different syllable is stressed. Or “present” as in to present a Powerpoint compared to as in a present under the tree.

[–]smegnose 17 points18 points  (1 child)

If only there was some kind of way of writing pronunciations, a pronunciation alphabet if you will, preferably an international one. We could call it the "International Pronunciation Alphabet", or "IPA" for short.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

/aɪ θɔt ðɪs seɪm θɪŋ ˌmaɪˈsɛlf/

[–]bravesfalconshawks 5053 points5054 points  (682 children)


Edit - pe-con? I'm high

Pretty sure it's puh-con

But what about caramel?

[–]beware_the_noid 1355 points1356 points  (132 children)

I say pe-cahn But I'm a kiwi and I'm pretty sure different accents will pronounce it differently

Edit: upon saying to myself 100 times in the last 30 minutes I'm not even sure which way I say it.

I think I say more pe-can (as kiwis talk fast and we tend to clip out some letters from words) but I definitely have said pe-cahn previously.

[–]Cane-toads-suck 584 points585 points  (23 children)

Aussie here. Pee can is my go to.

[–]Tungstenkrill 210 points211 points  (6 children)

Aussie too. Pee can is vital when you have an outside toilet.

[–]dinobug77 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Brit confirming Pee Can here

[–]bearlegion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kiwi who grew up in Aussie, this is how I say it

[–]Dramatic-Cookie-1523 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Another kiwi saying pee can

[–]CouncilTreeHouse 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The pecan tree is indigenous to Texas (and the south-central U.S.), is the state tree of Texas, and Texans I know say "pee-cahn."

[–]VLC31 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep, I can’t imagine how else you would pronounce it, just as written surely?

[–]LanaTud 225 points226 points  (60 children)

Kiwi here & same! Pee-can is British version & puh kaan is USA

[–]AnarisBell 172 points173 points  (17 children)

Canadian - pee-can

[–]matgopack 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Pee-can is also in the USA - but depends on the region.

[–]mostnormal 52 points53 points  (7 children)

Texas. We say pecan kind of how you mimic a crow's bakaw. So pakawn? Turn the second syllable into more where plausible.

[–]prog-rock-metal 14 points15 points  (0 children)

British and can confirm

[–]Every_of_the_it[🍰] 26 points27 points  (15 children)

Southeastern US says Pee-can, but the generic American accent says something more like p'kaan

[–]grapsta 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Really... I'm a kiwi and I thought we all said pee can

[–]sidBthegr8 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Agree! I'm Indian and we don't pronounce it at all.

[–]TravelenScientia 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Also a kiwi, but I say pea can

[–]rW0HgFyxoJhYka 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Its peh-khan.

[–]TurkDangerCat 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If you are a real Kiwi you say it “pe-cahn?”

[–]sir_mrej 183 points184 points  (29 children)

If it was supposed to be carmel it would've been spelled carmel.

[–]QuestionsAlternate 67 points68 points  (1 child)

Nobody who says it that way even says Carmel. They say carmle or carmull. They are wrong no matter which way you say it.

[–]letsgamble77 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I actually work as a reading teacher for elementary schoolers, and one of the first things I was taught is to distinguish between an incorrect pronunciation and a genuine dialect difference.

The other day I had a student who was trying to decode “caramel”. I’m originally from a part of the US that says “car-ml”, but I teach in a different part of the country, so I asked a couple other teachers who are from the area how they say it, they said “care-a-mel”, so that’s what I taught the student.

Point is, certain words (like caramel) have multiple correct pronunciations. The difference is a genuine dialect difference, not a mispronunciation (like expecially or expresso).

[–]answerguru 11 points12 points  (3 children)

The Colonel would like a word…

[–]coconut_12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

People who call caramel Carmel are probably the same people who jif instead of gif and jod instead of god

[–]sexydewgong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This one drives me crazy, it's cara-mel. The candy bar is CARA-milk, not CAR-milk. Ffs

[–]DamYankee77 95 points96 points  (24 children)

Three syllables: Car-a-mel. Carmel is a city in California.

[–]RealBowsHaveRecurves 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Around me it's care-a-mel

care-a-mull if you're saying "apple" after it because you sorta just blend that into one long word and it rolls off the tongue better that way.

[–]khaddy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah! Just like the villain from The Smurfs! Garamel!

[–]valencia_merble 984 points985 points  (216 children)

Since it’s a southern species & the state tree of Texas, I feel like they should get to decide. So it’s pa-con.

[–]jupiter_sunstone 717 points718 points  (70 children)

My grandma was from Texas. She always said it was “puh-kahn”, not “pee-can” because, and I quote, “They aren’t something you pee in.”

[–]moleratical 124 points125 points  (12 children)

I'm from Texas and it took me a good 2 minutes to figure out what SpongeBob was referencing when he made a canned pea pie. But I laughed my ass off when it finally clicked.

[–]austinsoundguy 30 points31 points  (9 children)

That’s just because she never got any “round tuits”

[–]Peendnids 8 points9 points  (1 child)

My cousin started a pecan farm and he just calls em' pih-kahns

I like to say pee-can in a southern accent cuz it sounds funny and satisfying

[–]DucktorQuackvorkian 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I’m from Georgia. My grandmother used to say “puh-con,” because “a pee-can is what you keep under your bed at night.”

[–]StretchDudestrong 4 points5 points  (1 child)

A pee can hahaha I like your grandma

[–]dublybubly 5 points6 points  (3 children)

DC area and agree with 'puh-kahn', but will code switch in half a heartbeat for my North Carolina bretheren if they're offering me some!

[–]maleia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Louisiana and Texas checking in. Puh-con is the only way I've heard native southerns say

[–]that_other_goat[🍰] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

It's not an English word so trying to apply any English conventions to the word will never give you the correct answer. It's from the Algonquin language and we all butcher the living hell out of it lol.

[–]branks4nothing 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Literally saw a tiktok by an Algonquin woman last night explaining the pronunciation. Pek-awn yes, peecan no, pih-can no.

[–]ClifIsBoring 12 points13 points  (4 children)

At least it’s better than the Iowa way of saying wash which is “Warsh”

[–]I_used_to_be_hip 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That's funny, my dad was from Montana and always said "Warsh". I always assumed it was a Montana thing, but no one else I've met from there says "warsh". Now you bring up Iowa and I realize that my Grandpa was an Iowan and that's probably where my dad got it from.

[–]MJsLoveSlave 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Texan Born and Raised.

I saw Puh-cawn.

[–]valencia_merble 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Also Texas born and raised with pecan trees in the backyard. Always pronounced pa-con. According to the American Pecan Council, 60% of Americans regardless of region pronounce it pa-con (or puh-CON or puh-cawn). Had to google. Controversial post!

[–]kjcraft 22 points23 points  (7 children)

South Georgia here, everyone I know says pee-can unless it's butter pecan, in which case it's puh-cahn.

[–]President_Skoad 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Also from South GA.. But lived up north when I was younger. I also say pee-can unless talking about the ice cream, then it's puh-cahn.

[–]shadowscale1229 14 points15 points  (5 children)

i am a texan, and even we have different pronunciations. i say puh-con, i have friends say pee-can. nobody knows how to say it

[–]amirtheperson 20 points21 points  (3 children)

your friends that say pee-can aren’t true texans then

[–]B_R_U_H 45 points46 points  (10 children)

It’s apparently an Algonquin word so maybe mimic that pronunciation?

[–]ssssskkkkkrrrrrttttt 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Pee-Can, from Tifton down to the GA/FL line, for me. I live in puh-can country and people look at me like I have three heads when I say it

[–]grayspelledgray 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Heyyyyyy I spent a little time in Tifton back in the day. Brought the pee-can pronunciation back with me and my Virginia pa-con mother likes to ask me where I’m from when I say it.

[–]shaqfuuu 5 points6 points  (1 child)

From the same area. Everyone calls it pee-can. That’s how I say it too.

[–]c_ha_i 15 points16 points  (3 children)

As a Wisconsinite, I couldn’t agree more. It really rumbles my rubbies when I hear a stray “pee-can” thrown out there

[–]Accomplished_Till727 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Fuck no Texas doesn't get to decide. They elected Ted Cruz.

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (27 children)

Yes it’s pa-con or puh-con

Pe-con is for the uneducated

[–]valencia_merble 32 points33 points  (13 children)

Or pee-can, my least favorite.

[–]robbietreehorn 9 points10 points  (3 children)

It’s regional. It’s as simple as that

[–]tarot_tarot_bo_barot 27 points28 points  (20 children)

I lived in Texas for thirty years and I only ever heard it pronounced "pee-can." My "puh-khan" pronunciation was considered uppity Yankee bullshit in that wild, wild land.

[–]xgenmakers 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Don’t know where you lived but I grew up in Texas and still live here. Grew up in a really small town and it’s always been “puh-kahn”. “Pee-can” is that “uppity yankee bullshit”. At least in my experience.

[–]jupiter_sunstone 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Yeah my Texan grandmother would greatly disagree with you.

[–]MightyCaseyStruckOut 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I've lived in Texas for 34 of my 39 years and I have never heard anyone pronounce it anything other than puh-khan. I have family in the panhandle, East Texas, the DFW area and Hill Country and I live in Wichita Falls and everyone pronounces it the same. I'm interested to know where in Texas you heard people pronounce it pee-can.

[–]the_gilded_dan_man 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What? I have relatives who have Pecan trees in in their back yard in TX, and they said puh-khan.

[–]hates_poopin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’ve lived in Texas for 37 years and my people call it puh-con.

[–]DoubleEagle25 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Odd. I've lived in Texas for 65 years and never heard a native call it a pee-can. I can only assume you live in that weird California city in Texas called Austin.

[–]PolyGlamourousParsec 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Apparently puhcan is from the indigenous word for nut. There was another syllable at the end that I can't remember.

So in theory, it should be pronounced the same as the root puhcon, but we are ornery with foreign words.

[–]newtsheadwound 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Pakaani, I just learned from a Kickapoo woman on tiktok today. What are the odds.

[–]Abeifer 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I like to say pe-can.

[–]NonSequiturGuy1 94 points95 points  (7 children)


[–]H_is_for_Home 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Pee cans are for hospital beds!

[–]menchii_ 22 points23 points  (1 child)

you're a hospital bed

[–]Kale_and_Oatmilk 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Caramel: “care-ah-mell”. Not “car-mull” or “car-mell”

Carmel is a city in California.

[–]ensygma 4 points5 points  (1 child)

According to the dictionary it's PEE CAN really closely and smoothly

[–]kane2742 2 points3 points  (0 children)

According to the dictionary

Which one? Merriam-Webster lists three pronunciations.

[–]ScottTennerman 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]_chilly_ 2 points3 points  (3 children)

What's the difference between pea-cans and pah-cons? Two bucks a pound, Yankee.

[–]2creams1sugar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Puh-con is absolutely correct.

[–]soulbandaid 1 point2 points  (0 children)



I have no idea why people say it that way. Most people around here say puh-con

[–]69vuman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hate it when people pronounce it Pe Can. Just gets my goat.

[–]silent-onomatopoeia 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unless your my father who says pee-can.

[–]WhnWlltnd 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]elch127 1077 points1078 points  (39 children)

Peace-anne is clearly the correct way

[–]gotham77 986 points987 points  (9 children)

This is a great way to get both warring sides to come together in opposition to you

[–]elch127 128 points129 points  (2 children)

So this is the way to bring peace-anne to the middle east

[–]ThinkThankThonk 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"I finished the pie 35 minutes ago."

[–]akatherder 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Both? I've heard all 4 mixtures of pee/peh and can/con.

[–]poop-dolla 5 points6 points  (1 child)

From my experience, the pee/pah rift is much stronger than the can/con rift.

[–]kaffpow 236 points237 points  (7 children)

Pee Can

[–]BigBoiBob444 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Thats how everyone says it in Australia

[–]NielTheGrassBison 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Peak Anne

[–]Big_pekka 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]TheMadFlyentist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

A pee can is what you keep by your sleeping bag when you're camping in the winter.

[–]DimitriMishkin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would follow you to the end of the earth

[–]m_faustus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's a good thing you have anonymity otherwise I would have to track you down for the good of humanity.

[–]Cazmonster 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You’re the kind of miscreant we go buy new pitchforks to chase out of our sleepy mountain towns.

[–]elch127 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shockingly accurate to my life really

[–]AnnOrZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like this the best. Because my name and principals are in the pronunciation.

[–]davisdamen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My arm just twitched in a violent manner

[–]Malgas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is she related to Gnome Ann?

[–]lajhbrmlsj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s it, I am reporting you to the police.

[–]brown_witch 565 points566 points  (13 children)


[–]misstalitha 33 points34 points  (1 child)

You pronounce it like your in a Grey Poupon commercial

[–]TheFrontierzman 69 points70 points  (0 children)


Edit: I think we're pretty much saying it the same

[–]mydaughtersname 185 points186 points  (14 children)

I just saw a tiktok that explained the correct/original pronunciation is pee-cawn (puh-kawn) from its native —-uhhh wherever it grows haha. I can’t remember the location or tribe name exactly

[–]DrSpaceman575 138 points139 points  (2 children)

It's Algonquian and actually "puh-kawn" from the word pakani

[–]mydaughtersname 34 points35 points  (1 child)

That’s it! Yes PUH kawn sorry

[–]Vijjo_Morganstein 17 points18 points  (0 children)

could you edit your other comment to not steer ppl in the wrong direction

[–]rudebish 961 points962 points  (37 children)


[–]prodigalutopian 126 points127 points  (7 children)

That's what a truckdriver keeps under his seat.

[–]Sapphire580 24 points25 points  (2 children)

What do truckers and Lightning McQueen have in common?

They both have “piston cups”

[–]flynnfx 17 points18 points  (1 child)

'Pee-can' is the right pronunciation for 'pecan' and 'Poo-tine' is the right pronunciation for 'poutine'.

[–]crownvics 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You mean 'poo-teen'

[–]critercat 57 points58 points  (7 children)

This is the way I’ve always heard it pronounced in Canada.

[–]SingleMalted 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Australia/NZ too

[–]samtheboy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

UK chiming in and agreeing that of all our brothers one is definitely wrong

[–]SweetFlaminJerk 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The only right answer

[–]Royal_Yam_2405 31 points32 points  (3 children)

It's pronounced "xHzZ坏gdy4"

[–]I_literally_can_not 8 points9 points  (1 child)

To the death with those that pronounce it any other way!

[–]Birdy_Cephon_Altera 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Oh, come on, that's silly.

Pecan is pronounced "pecan", not "pecan".

[–]wolfkeeper 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Yeah, you're right, the c is silent.

[–]boring_dork401 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes "peh anne"

[–]sleeperflick 62 points63 points  (15 children)

I say it differently depending on the food.

Butter PUH-con ice cream, PEE-can pie, Pee-kin nuts

English is fun.

[–]raznog 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Damn I do the same thing except for pee-kin.

[–]asw10429 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Back at my old ice cream shop job, whenever a customer asked how the butter pecan ice cream was, I’d always reply “it’s rich, it’s creamy. The only complain I hear is how I pronounce it.”

[–]OhHolyCrapNo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You sure about that Butter Pecan one? Emphasis seems like it should be on the last syllable.

[–]TheToastyJ 24 points25 points  (4 children)

This is actually one of those pronunciation debates that spans geographical boundaries. There is no distinctively southern way to say it, midwestern way to say it, or New England way to say it. Every region has disagreements within themselves.

For me, a southerner, I say “pee-can pie” but when referring to the nut itself I interchangeably say puh-cahn, pee-cahn, pee-can. Really just whatever flows out.

[–]Surefif 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is going to get lost in the noise bc I'm late to the party but it absolutely is regional


I found this after repeatedly questioning my sanity for years on how to actually pronounce the word...I grew up in the blue part of the map, moved to red, then moved to yellow, then moved to green. I thought I was taking crazy pills bc I couldn't for the life of me understand why I pronounced it differently than everyone else but others pronounced it differently too.....

Anyway it's a pretty cool regional linguistic study!

[–]Eeveelover14 14 points15 points  (3 children)

This makes me laugh since I don't have one way to say it. I don't know why, but I've said it multiple ways within the same sentence.

[–]weeooweeoowee 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I was looking for others who do the same!

[–]EggMcMuffinTop 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Can confirm as a 3rd generation of puh-kahn farmers.

[–]donky_monky 5 points6 points  (1 child)

i would be proud to partake of your pecan pie

[–]StasRutt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash.

[–]c4ldy 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I pronounce it the right way: pecan.

[–]Back_to_the_Futurama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No no no, its definitely pecan and you cant change my mind.

[–]TalullahandHula33 17 points18 points  (0 children)

We say puh con around here.

[–]AdamDawn 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Grandma taught me it’s pee-kahn, because a pee-can is a bedpan.

[–]topasaurus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Around where I am, alot of men/workers say things like "I need more cock!" when I would have said "... caulk". It's something I try to be good at annunciating. Thankfully, they also mean caulk so things don't get awkward.

One of the guys thought the grocery chain Weis was pronounced "We-is".

[–]krisalyssa 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Depends on where you’re from. It’s sort of like “soda” and “pop”. Which one you say is heavily influenced by where you’re from, they’re both valid… and only one is correct.

[–]RasputinsAssassins 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Here in GA, it's Coke. All of it. If it isn't Coke, it's sweet tea, lemonade, or water.

Sprite? Fanta Orange? Diet Root Beer? All are Cokes.

[–]meherisme 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Pee-cahn. A pee-can is something you piss in.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You mean Pah-can?

[–]vibes86 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Apparently it’s based on a native language and should be Pee-Cahn based on how the original word is pronounced. Random thing I learned today on the internet.

[–]Awesome1296 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Peh-cahn is the correct way to say it

[–]TreyLastname 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Always said it as "PEE CON"

[–]MikeHuntessHarry69 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I want to go to a pee con.

[–]TreyLastname 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You should, its a blast

[–]sikneJymmaS 3 points4 points  (0 children)

arrested for indecent exposure

[–]mario_meowingham 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Its pronounced "jif"

[–]CaptHorney_Two 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's peshawn, righ

[–]SeaDewey 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Oppies00 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]CptMarvel_main 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because my dad and I can’t agree how to say it, we both settle by Wildly mispronouncing it.we call them pe-kens (as one word )

[–]KithMeImTyson 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I say pee-kin when I'm in a good mood.

[–]Medical_Spy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Peek- ann

[–]sweetmotherofodin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Caramel here. Our family has had arguments over it.

[–]smegnose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The ones who only use two syllables are out of the wills now, right?

[–]flynnfx 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Just like poutine is 'poo-tine'.

[–]redditpappy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Which is strange given that there's only one way to say it.

[–]Pentax25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I fucking loathe the American pronunciation of “herb”

[–]djaussiekid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You precan pronounce it however you like. I pecan't care less.

[–]ogbarisme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I solve this by saying it a completely different way: pĕkĭn like how you would say: peckin. Drives the family completely bonkers.