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Poll: How do you pronounce been?
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Maddox
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...the word 'been', do you pronounce it like bean or bin, and does anyone know which way is correct?
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B-ee-n is correct standard english. As it's spelt lol...
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'bean' dunno how it is meant to be pronounced
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I say it differently depending on the context.
It's been...
I've bin...
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I've always said it to rhyme with "bean"
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I change. XD Sometimes it's been, somethings it's bin. xD
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Bean.
Depends how quickly I say it.
If I'm speaking quickly, I'm more likely to say "bin"
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I say both... depending on what mood I'm in, and the sentence that it's a part of.

For example, "I've always been told" = Bin
"Ooh, he's a a bit of a has-been, if you ask me" = Bean.

I don't know which one is classed as being "right".
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Depends on Context and who im talking to...
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The "correct", as in Standard English, way of pronouncing it is to rhyme with bean. That's not to say that "bin" is wrong, it's just a (often regional) variation.
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A rising mix of the too, more like 'bean', but ever so slightly clipped. My accent tends to confuse people.:ninja:
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It's been ages since I used that word.
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bean!
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That's so something I've never even thought of before. I say 'bin' but do sometimes say 'bean'. 'Have you bin to the shop yet?'
'I've bean but not found anything.'
Haha, how crazy. Thanks for pointing it out. :P
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Bean is correct! 'Bin' is just when we're being lazy. How can a question even arise over this... :confused:
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(Original post by cpj1987)
I say it differently depending on the context.
It's been...
I've bin...
Same :yep:... Maybe it's a regional thing...
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(Original post by Spotty Dog)
I change. XD Sometimes it's been, somethings it's bin. xD
I do too, even with the same sentence. I should have included that but what I want to know is whether one of them is standard or if the pronunciation doesn't matter.
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(Original post by cpj1987)
I say it differently depending on the context.
It's been...
I've bin...
Ha! I just said them aloud, and in the two examples I used that was the exact way I said it
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(Original post by Maddox)
I do too, even with the same sentence. I should have included that but what I want to know is whether one of them is standard or if the pronunciation doesn't matter.
BEAN IS CORRECT! You wouldn't have old John Snow say 'Mr.Brown has bin talking to...' Exactly. Or Christian Guru Murphy!

I watch the news too much!
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I say 'bean'- maybe it's because I'm northern...
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