The last few days have been hard for me. People I love have ripped me apart over my clarification of the right pronunciation of "pecan".
I have been called names. I have been labeled "uneducated". I have been scornfully called a "Yankee".
Well, here and now, I will prove my case.
Paula Deen is a Food Network cook. She is from ALA-STINKIN-BAMA. She's as southern as southern gets. Please-for those of you who wish to know the truth and be set free-listen to her authoritative pronunciation of "pecan".
Now, I am not looking for public apologies (though it would be nice). You can quietly watch, be convicted of your vicious attacks on me, and marvel at my linguistic prowess.
Finally, at last, this issue is settled. I rest my case.