Plantain vs Plantain

This seeming simple question has often been the topic of several shall we say, animated, conversations.

Depending on which household, restaurant or network you happen to be in, you might get a very different answer.

So, what is the ‘correct’ way to pronounce this delicious food?

‘Plant-in’ or ‘plan-tain’ 

Now, some of you might be saying to yourselves something along the lines of,  ‘you don’t say the word mountain as  moun-tain‘ which for the most part that is true. However, that rule falls apart when you consider the accepted pronunciation of words such as ‘pain‘ or ‘train.’

These words are not pronounced pa-in or tra-n respectively. 

This brings us back to our original question…

Vote below. 


How Do You Pronounce 'Plantain?'
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