Plantain. It’s a South Florida food staple. It’s green, it’s starchy and when cooked absolutely delicious. No arguments there.
But how do you pronounce it?
I was going over a radio script with my editor Tom Hudson and when we got to the word he called it “plan-TAYNE,” rhymes with rain. I said, “plan-TIN,” like inn.
I’ve always heard it pronounced both ways in Miami, but is there a “right" way?