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You're Probably Pronouncing Reese's Wrong.

You've likely been saying it wrong your whole life. Although it's not really a "where you're from" language problem, so much as it is a "you're just plain wrong" problem.

In the United States, the language debate can get pretty heated. Besides you guys or y'all, do you say Soda, Pop or Coke? Depending on where you're from, you'll use a different word to describe the same thing.

For example, this is a crayfish:

And this is a map of all the different words people in the United States use to describe the crustacean:

Back to the Reese's argument: there are two pronunciations of the word: Rees-EES and Rees-Is. They aren't specific to regions like the word 'crayfish,' but people to generally speak the same way as those around them.

However, unlike crayfish, there is only one right way to say Reese's.

Have you been pronouncing it wrong this whole time? Find out on the next page!

The old debate has resurfaced on Twitter after the recently released third season of Orange Is The New Black resurrected it.

People are taking this pronunciation thing very seriously. Sure, it's just a word, but right is right and we can't go on pretending like the rules don't matter.

Good Housekeeping stepped into the fray earlier this week to settle the debate once and for all. They discovered that there really is a right way to say "Reese's" and it has everything to do with where they come from.

Recent Spoon U research has confirmed that the candies were named after H.B. Reese - the creator of the delicious chocolate and peanut butter candy cups. Since the confection wrappers bear his name, the word falls within the basic rules of the English language.

So, how do you say it?


If you still don't believe us, here's how the company pronounces it's own brand name:

[h/t Good Housekeeping / Spoon University / Delish / Reference]