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Pecan is pronounced Pecan not Pecon

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Started: 3/19/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 14 years ago Status: Voting Period
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liberalconservative

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Since the spanish came to the americas they have grown this nut for the aristrocrats living in spain, which were willing to pay insane amounts of money for this sweet nut. Out of the aristrocrats that ate them camethe name meaning expensive, pecan.
brittwaller

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Salve. Thank you for posting this topic.

1) Pecan has three pronunciations in every dictionary I have checked. This is from the site dictionary.reference.com:

pe�can / Pronunciation Key -[pi-kahn, -kan, pee-kan]
–noun 1. a tall hickory tree, Carya illinoinensis, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, cultivated for its oval, smooth-shelled, edible nuts: the state tree of Texas.
2. a nut of this tree.

Here is the page: http://dictionary.reference.com...

2) You are also incorrect regarding the etymology of the word. It is of Algonquian origin, not Spanish, although the Spanish did introduce the nut to Europe.

Britt
Debate Round No. 1
liberalconservative

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i would thoroughly like to apologize it seems my sources were incorrect, i see no more point in debating so if you wouldn't want to debate this further i will not aim.
brittwaller

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Fair enough to me, I suppose. Can we go ahead and finish this quickly then, as we are agreed to the outcome?
Debate Round No. 2
liberalconservative

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yes, im acually in school right now typing this kind boring in study hall, and im only righting this end part to meet the hundred characters:)
brittwaller

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Right on. Well, perhaps we'll debate again on something more worthy of our time? Learn something in school for me.

Peace
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Posted by liberalconservative 14 years ago
liberalconservative
wikipedia sucks balls by god every piece of information on that site was incorrect
Posted by liberalconservative 14 years ago
liberalconservative
vote for the other dude, i totally blew this one for for other guy
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