Friday, May 22

How do you pronounce...

Peonies are my favorite flower. I hear them pronounced different all the time. I can go to a florist and hear one pronunciation and then I'll go to a nursey and they say it a completely different way. I'm just curious about how you say it...
So do you pronounce it pee-OH-knee or pee-AH-knee?




pee-OH-knee or pee-AH-knee?


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32 comments:

  1. As a southerner, the slight drawl I have may make how I say "peonie" different than how I hear it.

    I say "pee-oh-nee", and they are the most gorgeous flowers-especially when bunched together in a big vase.

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  2. I dont think it matters and I agree they are the prettiest flower EVER!

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  3. I say "oh" but I feel silly every time. They are gorgeous though!

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  4. Love these! I say pe-ah-nee, I think. It's hard to figure out how you say something when you're really thinking about it!

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  5. I say it with an 'oh' but I'm not sure how much you can count on my opinion with my accent!!

    Peonies are wonderful!!

    Have a lovely weekend x

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  6. I love them to!! MY fav flower as well! i pronounce them pee-OH-knee

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  7. I say pe-ah-knee. Not even so much of an ah as an uh..pe-uh-knee. But then again, I'm from rural South Carolina and a lot of words get botched so I'm certainly no authority on how to pronounce something ;-)

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  8. lol i have no idea, but they are beautiful!

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  9. I've always said pee-OH-knee, but who cares. You can pronounce your favorite flower however you want to! tom-A-toe; tom-AH-toe. = )

    They are really gorgeous flowers!

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  10. hm actually I think I say it both ways because I never know which way is correct! :)

    I had pink-tipped, white peonies in my bridal bouqet last summer...they are such gorgeous flowers!

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  11. Pee-ah-nie! I just havd this conversation yesterday and decided it didn't matter either! This is my favorite flower, too!

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  12. I'm with Southern Lady, I've got the drawl thing going on too. :) Those are the MOST gorgeous flowers, however they're pronounced!

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  13. This is hilarious because I just had this conversation with D the other day. I say OH. What do you say?

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  14. I have never thought of it! I think I saw it both ways! depends on my mood!

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  15. they are SO pretty!! I def say the "OH"! :)

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  16. hahah! i always ask the same thing and no one knows!

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  17. I too LOVE peonies! I pronouce them pee-oh-nee.

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  18. they are uber fabulous!

    some of my favorites!

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  19. OH. And I just planted some this spring!

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  20. Either way they are so beautiful and my favorite also!

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  21. Nice, peonies are my favorite flowers too!

    Check out my new blog! http://sheworeitiwantit.blogspot.com/

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  22. I just say "pretty."

    Honestly, I don't think I've ever had say that word. But when I read it my mind says OH.

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  23. Nice blog! CHEERS! Michele

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  24. Pee-oh-knee but im a southern girl! I have never heard it pronounced any other way. They are gorgeous!!

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  25. I love pee-oh-nee's ; )

    I think they smell sooo good, if I could go back in time I would have had them in my bridal bouquet!!!

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  26. i have never heard i pronounced "pee-ah-nee." Anyways, I love them, however you pronounce them!

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  27. pee-ah-nee

    I feel like I'm taking the SATs. Is there a right answer haha?

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  28. You made me go to dictionary.com where they say it aloud for you. It says pee-uh-nee, which is what I've been saying, but after your post, I was second guessing myself. Brian calls it my "panty flower", because he doesn't know how to say it either.

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  29. I say "those pretty flowers I don't know how to pronounce"

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  30. I say pee-uh-nee. Either way they are so gorgeous!!

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  31. Love your blog! And I found this post SO funny! My Hubby and I were just talking about this the other day. He says it "pee-oh-knee" and I say it more like "pee-eh-knee". Either way, my fave flower!

    Take care,
    Kimberly

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