One Twitter user’s poll has struck up a heated debate about how to pronounce the name of the chocolate brand Reese’s.
“How do you pronounce the name of the peanut butter cup candy with the orange wrapper?”, Twitter user @deloryasss asked at the weekend, offering the options of “Ree-Cees” and “Ree-Sis”.
Over 158,000 people have so far voted on the poll (correct at the time of publishing), with 60% opting for the latter choice, “Ree-Sis”.
How do you pronounce the name of the peanut butter cup candy with the orange wrapper?
— Ghanaditian Citizen (@delorrres) July 2, 2017
The question sparked major debate on Twitter, with many arguing how the brand name is “supposed to rhyme with pieces”. Others pointed out how we don’t call the famous actress “Ree-cee Witherspoon”.
However, some remained adamant that it’s pronounced “Ree-Cees” and that they will continue to call it “Ree-Cees”. “Ree-sis is correct, but I’m a man set in my ways of the ‘sees’,” one person said.
Another joked: “Who would make a soft, brown candy and give it a name that rhymes with ‘feces?'”
I figure it's supposed to rhyme with pieces, hence ree-sis and not ree-cees
Not to mention proper grammar/pronunciation of the apostrophe s
— Comrade Matt (@aDudeYouKnow) July 3, 2017
Yo I just saw the Reese's debate and it's pissing me off
Do you people call this actress "Ree-see Witherspoon" too??? pic.twitter.com/96EF8RCdWv
— Ruiyi (@La_Fille_Timide) July 4, 2017
Who would make a soft, brown candy and give it a name that rhymes with 'feces?'
— Rick Wiedeman (@rickwiedeman) July 4, 2017
Ree-sis is correct, but I'm a man set in my ways of the 'sees ?
— Autumn B.omb? (@BVilivusonline) July 4, 2017
I say Ree-Cee's but I do this while realizing Ree-Sis is correct
— DG (@DG6114) July 4, 2017
Some pronounce it Reese's others say Reese's but the correct way is actually Reese's
— Gerald James (@itsgeraldjames) July 4, 2017
The company itself has addressed the matter on Twitter before, writing that, “Just like there’s no wrong way to eat a REESE’S there’s no wrong way to pronounce REESE’S!”.
However, a spokesperson for Reese’s has confirmed that the company is named after inventor HB Reese and should indeed be pronounced “Ree-Sis”.
Just like there's no wrong way to eat a REESE'S there's no wrong way to pronounce REESE'S!
— REESE'S (@reeses) April 13, 2017
You may have been pronouncing Reese’s wrong this whole time pic.twitter.com/AGAPKKu14I
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile, the person who first started the poll has since admitted that she has been pronouncing it wrong this whole time.
That makes sense, but I grew up saying it the other way pic.twitter.com/EqG6B0qojU
— Ghanaditian Citizen (@delorrres) July 3, 2017