pen vs pin :

pen or pin

In the dialect of many Texans and some of their neighbors “pen” is pronounced almost exactly like “pin.” When speaking to an audience outside this zone, it’s worth learning to make the distinction to avoid confusion.

Facebook Twitter Google +


Definitions

  • n  a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • n  an enclosure for confining livestock
  • n  a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
  • n  a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
  • n  female swan
  • v  produce a literary work

  • n  a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • n  when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • n  small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  • n  a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  • n  informal terms for the leg
  • n  axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
  • n  cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
  • n  flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  • n  a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  • n  a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  • n  a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
  • v  to hold fast or prevent from moving
    The child was pinned under the fallen tree
  • v  attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
    pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man
  • v  pierce with a pin
    pin down the butterfly
  • v  immobilize a piece
News & Articles

  • Pen Pals Meet After 80 Years Of Correspondence
    They've been communicating through pen and paper from thousands of miles away for more than eight decades and on Friday the pen pals met face to face for the first time.
    June 15, 2013 - News On 6 Tulsa
  • The Ballpoint Pen Turns 75 Years Old Today
    You've probably never used a fountain pen, or accidentally spilled a jar of refil ink and ruined your favorite pants. And for that, you have the ballpoint pen to thank. The handy gadget is having its 75th birthday today , so go sign away your rights to something to celebrate! Read more...        
    June 15, 2013 - Gizmodo
  • ‘Buffy’ Writer To Pen ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon has been tapped to pen MGM’s upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The details of the plot are still being worked out, but the film will most likely follow Lara Croft on one of her international adventures. Whether the heroine will parallel her video game counterpart remains to be seen. Lara was played [...] ‘Buffy’ Writer To Pen ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot is a post ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Inquisitr

  • Retro lingerie
    American pin-up Bettie Page, Playboy playmate of the month for January 1955, poses for a glamour shoot, 1950s. A photo taken on November 27, 1964 shows Swiss actress Ursula Andress during the filming of "What's new Pussicat" directed by Clive Donner, at the Boulogne's Studio, near Paris.
    June 13, 2013 - Greenwich Time
  • Toccoa DAR new pin honors centennial
    The Georgia Division and General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy® approved the design of the commemorative centennial pin made by the Pamela Wright Collections of Dallas, Texas, for the members of the Toccoa Chapter No. 1294 in Toccoa.
    June 12, 2013 - Anderson Independent-Mail
  • Blinds.com Launches Window Décor Pinterest Cash Giveaway with ‘Pin Week’
    Pinterest users share window coverings to win – Blinds.com “Pin Week” giveaways include $100 daily cash prizes and $500 Levolor gift card. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10822114.htm
    June 12, 2013 - PRWeb