The word "p-ns" is a four-letter word that has sparked controversy due to its ambiguous spelling. It is often used as a euphemism for the male reproductive organ or penis. The pronunciation of "p-ns" is typically identical to the word "pens" /pɛnz/. However, due to its sensitive nature, the word is often spelled with a hyphen or asterisk in place of the vowel letters to avoid offense or censorship. Despite its various spellings, the meaning remains unchanged.