Is the 2nd ‘p’ in pumpkin silent? (2 Viewers)

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Punkin!

We have a ginger shorthair cat named Punkin. Her big thing is to steal my son's guitar picks and leave them at random locations around the house. The first time she did it I looked at her and was like "What's she doing?" Her mouth looked funny. She was carrying his pick :)
Long, only sorta interesting story, Sony kids got me pizza socks for Father’s Day
There was a circular cloth elastic thing holding them together- it was decorated as a mushroom
One of the kids flicked it at the other and the kitten charged it
My wife often wakes up in the middle of the night, she spent several nights teaching the kitten to fetch
Then she got a whole bag of ‘mushrooms’ (hair elastic)
Where I am standing I can see 12 ‘mushrooms’ bc the cat is good for 3 fetches and then remembers it’s a cat
Pretty much everyone is tired of picking them up
 
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The way an M roles into a K, phonetically, the P almost happens by accident. So I say it’s half silent. Or its quantum silent and can be demonstrated as either a wave or particle.

would you like me to create a pole asking if this would have been better with a poll?
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See that’s the thing, both the p and the k are plosives - hard consonants where you push the sound out
so you start articulating the “p” but while the lips are out and you’re about the make the sound, the mouth just decides to be efficient and make the “k” sound instead
otherwise the lips would push out to make the p then pull in and push out again to make the k then pull in again for the n
and unless we‘re Henry Higgins or Dr Harvard from Fargo, ain’t nobody got time for that
 

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What's west virginias favorite holiday? Thanksgiving because they get to pump kin
This could apply to many areas of the country and parts of cities, so I am going to leave dis die right chere, ya feel me?
 

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