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Reese's Pieces or Reese's PiecIES???

I just had a quick question that I would like to get a vote on. If you were at Friendly's and you were ordering a Reese's Pieces Sundae how would you say it? My husband and I were out the other night and he says pieces while I say piecIES.... so far I am getting mixed reviews. I didn't know if it was a Boston thing because he comes from NH. Let me know! :)

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  1. Ree-see's Pee-see's is how it goes down. People like to anticipate the pee-sees by exaggerating the Reese name.

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    1. re: Fuser

      It's pronounced Ree-sez, not Ree-seez. "Reese's Pieces" rhymes.

      1. re: mcgeary

        No. It's exaggerated. The cool kids say Ree-sees pee-sees (that would be a phonetic spelling BTW). It's a sign of being in the In Crowd. People who say it straight obviously are humorless squares.

        1. re: mcgeary

          In Canada it's just "Reese." "Reese" peanut butter cups, and "Reese's Pieces." And yes that package says "Reese," and commercials are built around that name. One of the odder things about emigrating from the US to Canada.

      2. Reese's Pieces, not Reesee's Peesees. At least that's how I say it. I'm not from NH, either.

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          1. re: Allstonian

            Double. I hate the Reesee's Peesees way of saying it.

            1. re: jgg13

              Triple that. It's pronounced the way it is spelled. If more people understood that, they would pronounce my last name correctly too!

              1. re: gourmanda

                I have the same problem...I always know when I have a sales call b/c they never pronounce my last name correctly. LOL!

                BTW...agree with Allstonian, et. al.

          2. I grew up saying Ree-see's Pee-see's, but say it the other way now. I view it more as a kiddie-ism. I have fond memories of those Conehead sundaes at Friendly's with the Reese's for eyes (and the secret trove of them at the bottom of the cup).

            1. "Reese's pieces" is what E.T. called them

              1. If it were to be pronounced pee-sees, it would be spelled Piecies.

                1. I am an authority on this subject ;), my name is Reece and I've heard different pronunciations more times then I can count. Since most family and friends pronounce my name "Reecee", when my future husband and I visited the Hershey Factory in PA I asked and was told that it's pronounced as written, as mcgeary noted "Reese's Pieces" rhymes.

                  1. I have to admit that I've never heard anyone over the age of six say "Reesee's Peesee's".

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                    1. re: Suzy Q

                      At least here in the boston area, its not uncommon - at least in my experience.

                      1. re: jgg13

                        Oh, if one were to count the ways people in the Boston area bastardize basic English pronunciation...

                        "Pee-cees" is *really* annoying.

                        1. re: jgg13

                          I've lived in the Boston area for 25 years and this the very first time I have ever heard of anyone using that anomalous pronunciation.

                          1. re: Karl S

                            And I've lived here twice that Karl and I've never heard that pronunciation.

                            1. re: Karl S

                              First came here 24 years ago (oof, I'm getting old) although I had a 6-7 year gap in the middle. When i was growing up in the 80s I heard it all the time (mostly from 'townie' type teachers, and thus the students). I don't hear it as often as I used to, but when I do it comes from people who grew up around here.

                        2. I hate "PiecIEs." It's way to close to the word feces for small, round, brown food. That, in itself, is reason to call the Pieces.

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                          1. re: miss_bennet

                            Oh, man..."ree-sees feces"....I don't think I'm ever gonna eat 'em again, no matter WHAT they're called!

                          2. It is most definitely supposed to be pronounced Reese's Pieces. Before I began working at Marble Slab I had never heard them called "Reesees PiecIES." But then again...to be honest I am still surprised that I ever heard to begin with. The English have never pronounced a piece of pie, or anything else for that matter, as a "piecie." If that isn't proof enough, any person that owns a TV should known by the announcer's pronunciation on their commercials that it is Reese's Pieces. Oh yea...the whole sounding like "feces" thing, just adds to me hating that uneducated pronunciation more!

                            1. If you name is Mike, and your bald, and you like hockey, and you like men, and you somehow think you were behind the line that one time you were playing hallway basketball, you are wrong if you think its pronounced "Reese's Pieces" ITS Reese's PEE-SEEES!

                              1. What we need here is a new movie scene from "Five Reese's Pieces." I can imagine what that would be like, especially if E.T. was involved.

                                1. It is Reese's (ree-siz) Pieces (pee-siz), just google how the company says it, or google/youtube a reese's pieces commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO8tfx...

                                  1. Ree-sehz Pee-sehz. I kinda shudder at the "REE-SEEZ PEE-SEEZ" version lol

                                    1. "Reesees Peesees"? I never heard of such an abomination of the English language, not even from children under six years of age. Of course until I read this thread I had never heard of Friendly's either.

                                      1. It's Reese's Pieces at our house, too, although the original candy inexplicably becomes a reesee cup. Reese cup sounds weird.

                                        But I have never, ever pronounced "Reese" or "Reece" as Reesee when it's someone's name.

                                        1. I think I have been known to say both. I don't like any other Reece's candy besisdes the pieces and I usually only steal a few off my fiancé so it doesn't give me much opportunity to say it in the first place.

                                          1. "So do you pronounce it 'froh-der-ick frahnk-en-steen?"

                                            1. Reese's Pisces if they're fish-shape

                                              1. Ha, I have no idea about what anyone is saying in this thread... All of these phonetic sayings are confusing. Can someone show audio of the "two" different ways that people say it?

                                                I say it like in this commercial:


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                                                1. re: ylsf

                                                  With apologies beforehand, the OP was attempting to say that her way of saying Reese's Pieces is correct. She is saying the words as if they both rhyme with feces.

                                                  1. re: John E.

                                                    I guess my question is how else would someone pronounce it?
                                                    ah.... k, I think I understand what OP is saying... like, pronouncing it "clearly" as "pieces" how you would say 5 pieces of gum or something... But to be honest I slur my words and probably always pronounce "pieces" as I would in Reese Pieces :)

                                                    1. re: ylsf

                                                      I think you are a little confused on the whole topic of this thread. Most people pronounce 'pieces' in the conventional manner (rhymes with peace with an 's' at the end that sounds like a 'z'). The OP wishes to pronounce both words so they rhyme with 'feces'. (photecially: ree-sees pee-sees).

                                                      1. re: John E.

                                                        yes, like if you had multiple personal computers, you'd have PCs

                                                        1. re: John E.

                                                          haha.. Yeah, I was confused ...

                                                          Sunshine842's post and yours combined have made it clear now...


                                                    2. re: ylsf

                                                      That commercial brings me back!