pin pen merger

Guest   Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:46 am GMT
Is the pin-pen merger a feature that is likely to be noticed by people from outside an area that has the merger?
Ben   Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:16 am GMT
Yes, unlike the cot-caught merger (which I have). I know several people that have the pin-pen merger, and sometimes it can even cause misunderstanding. Sometimes I don't even recognize my own name, when someone calls me. It's weird being called a "bin". The pin-pen merger exists mostly in the South, parts of the Midlands, and parts of the Southwest.
Guest   Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:48 pm GMT
Again, US/UK centric?
Guest   Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:37 am GMT
Sorry, what? Does not compute.
Caspian   Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:02 am GMT
What on Earth are you talking about?