Friday, February 18, 2011
And More of this Kind of Thing
Yesterday I was incensed that some hooker on the "Food Network" called a pecan a "pee can." That sort of thing is a bit irritating. The more I thought about it it seems that the same folks who commit this type of transgression are apt to call New Orleans "New Orleens." Good Lord that grates on the nerves. It is New Orlins to most of us and Nawlins to one who is actually from the area. Either is acceptable. New Orleens is not. Ever heard of a praline? Many have not I am sure. It is a sickly sweet pecan candy that is famous and popular in parts of the south and the Nawlins area in particular. I myself have always found them a bit too sweet for my taste, but that is beside the point. They are called pralines as in praw leens. They certainly are not pronounced "pray leen." It is Un American to do so. Important stuff is this.