Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 10:53:29 +0000
From: David Bergdahl
Subject: been: Ben vs. bin

A student of mine writes in the class newsgroup "On a completely
different note: does anyone else pronounce the word "been" like they
pronounce the boy's name "Ben" rather than "bin?" I have
been in a heated discussion about what is correct. It seems that the
dictionary prefers "bin." So why do I say it the other way?" I don't
know if this is dialectal or not in the US. Any answers?

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