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Feb 27, 2008 07:01 AM

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