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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Only a person suffering from asburgers woud ever get confused.
    Sorry for your affliction.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperg...nd%20interests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I did not mean to strike a nerve, it is just that even for a northerner the southern accent is easy to acclimate to and context makes pin and pen a near no brainier, you know it and I know it... don't fight it!
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    That's how we get Dayook in Durm, NC
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    I remember a Candid Camera episode from way back when in which Alan Funt sent the camera crew to somewhere in the Southwest and had the locals read a sentence taht was something like "I wouldn't trade my wife for all the oil in Texas." And, of course, to Northern ears "all" and "oil" came out sounding exactly the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I am still puzzled.. I don't know a different way to pronounce pin and pen....
    As this map seems to show, growing up in the southern edge of Kansas I think I always thought that pin/pen were pronounced exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Po View Post
    Where I grew up this was resolved by persons specifying a "ink pin", in contrast I suppose to a "pig pin".
    Well I grew up in Alabama, and if you were going to specify, which we rarely did, you would say "ink pen" or "pig pen." Not "pin". We pronounced both of them the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    We pronounced both of them the same.
    So was there never a distinction in any word between 'en' and 'in'?

    Was a hen a hin?
    Bend = Bin'd?
    Century = Cintury?
    General - Gineral?
    etc.

    That jist ain't raht!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    [unless you're being facetious] Coming from New England, I had never heard anyone say 'pin' when they meant 'pen', but MOST people with Southern accents pronounce it exactly like my word 'pin'. In this conversation, I seriously thought she was asking me for a 'pin'. She, on the other hand, had no idea where my confusion came from. She thought she was saying an entirely different word from what I clearly heard.
    No way was I being facetious. I guess growing up in Alabama, we just automatically knew when the person meant "pen" as opposed to "pin". Even though we pronounced both words the same.
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    You guys been watching too much My Fair Lady.
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    In Hertford, Hereford, and Hampshire
    hurricanes hardly ever happen....
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