Regional words, phrases and slang…..Monday, July 7

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    plantdoctorzn4
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    How about another flower word today?

    We are all familiar with the Spring blooming Peony.  In our area it is pronounced

    PEE’- ah-nee


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    growingranny_va_z7
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    I always pronounced it as you do Charlene, but in Al they pronounced it PEOOOnie. I have also heard them called peenie.


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    Tigsy
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    I’ve heard people pronounce it pe-OH-nee, but I grew up in Minn. saying PEE-uh-nee. Seems to me I’ve also heard pay-OH-nee.


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    Raising_4_Birders
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    Probably the same as you as well, tho I would phonetically spell it pee-uh-knee!

    Tigsy-We posted at the same time, but have the same pronunciation, tho I guess when I wrote the nee sound I spelled it like a body part! lol


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    narnian
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    I remember older ladies where I grew up called them Pie-Nees.(long i) But we always pronounced them pee-uh-nee.


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    llittleeva9NWIlZn5
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    I remember my grandmother (dad’s mom) always called them Pie-nees. Then when I got older they have been called pee-uh-nees.

     

     

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    carross
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    I’m with you Charlene,

    Carol


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    Grandmaof2
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    I pronounce it the same as you, Charlene, but when I do people look at me like I don’t know what I’m talking about.


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    ili Z.9
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    There are not so well known around here, and  whatever I call them, people still look at me like “what are you talking about?”


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    Gayle
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    Same as Charlene.  Never heard it any other way.


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    Ga Girls Flowers
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    How about Pee Own eee.. Have have them called pee i neee.  not here in Ga. though…when people from the North ( like my sister in laws ) say Peony  I don’t usually know what they are talking about.   P I NEE

     


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    luvmyb_b
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    It never occurred to me to pronounce it any other way than how you do, Charlene.  Now that I look at the word, I guess there sure could be differences.


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    KBratnTex
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    Pee-Oh-Nee here in N. Tx.


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    Very interesting….most of us do pronounce it the same way.

    My Mom always called them PEE’-nees….and my friend from California calls them pee-OH’-nees.  All the same flower no matter how we say it…..lol.  Thanks everybody.  Charlene


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    tealbirdIA_Z4
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    That was fun. In later years I have heard that second way. Alma


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