How can you tell if someone is a native Texan or not? Ask them to say “pecan”! If they say “pee-CAN” you can safely bet they’re from somewhere outside our borders, because “puh-KAHN” is how we say it in Texas. Many believe the “pee-CAN” vs. “puh-KAHN” debate can be settled by which side of the Mason-Dixon line you were raised on, but it is not that simple. Many in the south pronounce it “pee-CAN”. Check out this Washington Post article that looks at the subject in greater detail. It’s complicated!