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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 01:58 PM
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Do "pin" and "pen" sound the same?
I say yes.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 02:18 PM
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1. No.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 02:36 PM
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2. This should be a poll.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 02:40 PM
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3. "Pen" and "Get" are not words in Texas...
"Pen" and "Get" are not words in Texas. They are both actually "Pin" and "Git".
So it is written and so sayeth Prof. Billy-Bob Redneck :)

(I had the "NEVER say "git"-- you're not a hillbilly, it's "get!" drummed into me over and over and over and over during my drama days in HS)
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 02:41 PM
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4. Do you mean a sticking pin or a writing pin?
The two objects, pin and pen, do not sound alike in my native California dialect. I have friends from Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas that do pronounce the words the same.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 02:56 PM
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5. I pronounce them the same, but in the east and mid-atlantic
they sound different. I'm from Ohio.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 02:58 PM
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6. Do aunt and ant?
Not where I'm from. Neither do pin and pen.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:03 PM
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7. Yes they do from where I grew up.
Again, in teh east and mid-atlantic they do not not.
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:11 PM
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8. North of you, in NJ
it was "Ant" Mary, though my brother did marry into an "Aunt" family.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:18 PM
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9. Hmmm. Connecticut and the northeast was definately
"aughnt". Maryland is kind of a mixture.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:13 PM
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17. Ant is what I grew up hearing, and I had four aunt Mary's
I always thought the people that said aughnt were putting on airs, you know, like the stereotypical New England boarding school preppy until I met my wife from Boston who says aughnt. To my chagrin, my son, a sixth generation Californian, says aughnt!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:12 PM
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16. Ant and aunt sound the same here in California
Pin and pen don't.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:38 PM
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19. Yes, they sound the same
both sound like the bug.

Southeast MI.

:hi:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:18 PM
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10. In Alabama they do.
;-)
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:23 PM
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11. Nice post, Zippy Pinhead....
Maybe thats a northeast Ohio thing? I don't remember that in Cinci anybody pronouncing them similarly... :shrug:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:50 PM
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14. Pffth!! I was from Northwest Ohio!
Remember that I hated teh Reds!
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 04:23 AM
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37. thank you turtl en sue
You must be french with that name :-)



oh to be in France and know the speaking habits of northeastern Ohio. If only.

I'm thinking about penning a letter to my Auhnt Joan in Boston. My mumu needs hemming, and hawing and she has those little staight pins with tiny balls at the teps.

:hi:

au revoir, mon ami





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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:32 PM
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12. if you have a fucked up accent
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:35 PM
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13. No.
At least I don't think they do.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:54 PM
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15. No, they are both pronounced the way they are spelled.
As are the words ant and aunt.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:17 PM
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18. in the Southeast pin and pen sound exactly the same. So do Aunt and ant
Edited on Thu Jul-10-08 05:19 PM by yellowdogintexas
so do get and git
oil and earl

and so forth.

I think the prononciation of pen as pin led to the inevitable phrase ink pin to distinguish writing instruments from sharp pointy objects

edited to add: BUT in the Southeast we know how to pronounce potato. In Massachusetts, it is pronounced "badada" and soft drinks are called tonic and if you want what the rest of the nation calls a milkshake, you have to order a frappe.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 07:42 PM
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26. Not sure about that.
Northwest Ohio, we are the same with pin/pen and aunt/ant.

But get/git and oil/earl are different.

I lived in Connecticut for 20 years and never heard "badada" though i did here "bodega" and soft drinks in the northeast were "sodas" and in NW ohio they were "pop"

:hi:
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:44 PM
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30. only Massachusetts, not anywhere else, I never heard badada in Conn. nt
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:44 PM
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20. "bin" and "Ben"?
nt

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 07:36 PM
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24. The same.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:45 PM
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21. Nope
Pin and pehn
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:47 PM
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22. No.
Remember phonics? Short "e" and short "i" do not sound the same.

I hate hearing "been" pronounced like "ben" -- and "can" pronounced like "ken". :banghead:

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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:48 PM
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23. Only if you talk funny.
:evilgrin:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 07:37 PM
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25. Nice post, Anna.
:grr:

:hi:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 07:49 PM
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27. only when one is misprounounced
common in the south
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 07:59 PM
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28. Misprounciations abound all over the US
but yeah, I think that's a southern one.

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:01 PM
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29. Pffth! Do you need your ass kicked!!
They are pronounced the same!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 02:30 AM
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34. not properly; not even close
Edited on Fri Jul-11-08 02:33 AM by Skittles
back when I was an airman stationed in Texas, my boss asked me to get him a "pin". For the life of me I could NOT understand why he needed a pin. "A PIN?" I kept asking and he got very exasperated saying YES!! A PIN! A PIN!! It took me forever to realize he was saying PEN. He was MISPRONOUNCING IT!! Properly pronounced, PIN and PEN do NOT sound alike - not at ALL! :D
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:57 PM
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31. NO!
Edited on Thu Jul-10-08 08:58 PM by WinkyDink
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 09:49 PM
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32. Until I went to kindergarten, I spoke Texan as a first language.
I didn't discriminate between pin and pen. You figured out which was which from the context. No problem. Then I started getting teased because other kids said the two words had different sounds. Now I have expanded to include both the different and the same pronunciations, depending on who I am with.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 12:23 AM
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33. to me they sound exactly the same EOM
,
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 02:42 AM
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35. No. How about Dawn and Don?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 03:46 AM
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36. No
:spank:


:-)



I wasn't even aware that some people made that pronunciation.


Oy vey... another thing to fret over now...
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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 05:19 AM
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38. I've learned, carefully, how to say "pen".
Then again, I lived for a year in NY.

When I slip, I say both as "pin".

I'm a Southern girl.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 08:59 AM
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40. My wife is from NY and she gives me endless grief about that.
Of course I haven't changed!!
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 07:56 AM
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39. They do in my neck of the woods. I say yes. nt
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