If you love peanut butter, you're probably a fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
But do you actually know how to pronounce the name of your favorite candy, or have you been getting it wrong this whole time?
If you truly care about your peanut butter snacks, then you should probably learn their name correctly (video below). You should also correct anyone around you who isn’t doing so, and thereby rock their world forever.
The debate between Reese-EES and Rees-IS is a heated one, indeed. But, once and for all, you can finally settle it.
We've all heard the debates on pronunciation for words like "pecan" (PEE-can or PEH-cahn) and "caramel" (KARR-uh-mel or KAR-muhl).
Isn’t it just so annoying when someone pronounces words that weird way that makes you question whether you’ve been wrong your whole life?
But the Reese's debate is different, because there is really only one correct way to pronounce it, whether you're from Long Island, New York, or Los Angeles.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups get their name from Harry Burnett Reese, who created the now world-famous candy in 1928, according to Business Insider.
The correct way to pronounce the candy’s name is Rees-IS, because it is the possessive form of his last name. It's pronounced exactly like the word "geese." If those waterfowl loved peanut butter as much as we humans, we would perhaps be eating Geese's Pieces instead of Reese's Pieces.
It's pretty obvious once you think about it, especially since Reese-EES doesn't rhyme with the word pieces. It rhymes with the word piec-EES, which is just not right.
If you're STILL not convinced, or you need more proof to show a friend, just check out this commercial from May 2017.
Let the facts speak for themselves. Case closed.