Any debate about how to pronounce ‘pecan’ could easily turn into a discussion about dialect—but that’s not just another word for ‘accent.’
Having egg on your face used to have a literal meaning. Here’s how it became an idiom.
‘Chicken’ is such a common synonym for ‘coward’ that it probably doesn’t even seem weird. But it is.
Pigs were involved in piggyback rides lexically much more than literally.
Whether you say 'car-mel' or 'car-a-mel', your pronunciation of 'caramel' is technically correct.