Burns My Bacon: There’s Only ONE Way to SAY Reese’s
Rees-IS vs. Rees-EES
One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong. Which is it? I have had many a conversation/debate regarding the proper pronunciation of the peanut-butter-touted brand Reese’s.I’ve provided my phonetic pronunciations above, so from now on I will refer to “Rees-IS” as the correct/right way and “Rees-EES” as the incorrect/wrong way. I’m sure many of you are offended already. That just means you are wrong.
This is not like those debates of the pronunciation of “Mature” (ma-chur vs. ma-tour) or the word “Tear” (tare vs. teer). We can discuss the different pronunciations and meanings of these words, but there are a couple of differences between these words and our delicious peanut butter friend Reese’s. First, there is only one meaning to the word Reese’s—peanut butter and chocolate. Second, the words “mature” and “tear” have little to nothing to do with food compared with the word Reese’s. We are, after all, committed to food, right?
So here’s the evidence.
Exhibit A: TWO Reese’s commercials with the domino champ and Bill Elliot, of which the advertisement in BOTH commercials pronounces it the right way.
Exhibit B: This hip commercial for Reese’s Puffs cereal mentions the word pronounced the right way in both song and speaking voice.
And finally, going even further back in history, Exhibit C: a Reese’s commercial. I’ll tell you right now – they are all pronounced the right way.
Of course, Reese’s has gotten wise to the controversy and you will find that their recent commercials either say nothing at all, or even the Reese’s Pieces commercials just call them pieces. So we’ve all contributed even more to that filthy corporate America that we all hate so much and believe is evil. So think about that next time—you are ruining America (no exaggeration).